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Got Kale? Lots of Kale? Make Quiche!


It never fails: I plant too much kale. Not quite enough to give to the food shelf, but more than I can handle. Same goes for Swiss chard. And who hasn’t gotten a CSA share full of gorgeous leafy vegetables only to have her spirits sink and soar simultaneously. But I’ve done all I can: […]

Company Farm Update: Growing Strong, Despite the Rain


Relentless rain in Vermont this spring and early summer almost nixed the planting of our newly expanded Company Farm, our volunteer effort to feed the hungry here in Vermont. We were able to plant about a month later than normal, and the plants are growing at last. With luck, we hope to pull off a […]

Horticulture is Healing


“Donna, your wreath looks better than mine, except I can see what I am doing!” After being a florist for more than 30 years — and gardening for the majority of her life — it is no wonder that Donna Covais can design beautiful gardens, wreaths and floral arrangements. What separates her from the crowd […]

Good Ideas Grow in the Pumpkin Patch


Sometimes the most successful fund-raisers are spontaneous. A recent effort here at Gardener’s Supply started with a single pumpkin plant, which grew to massive proportions, sending its vines throughout our test gardens. By the end of last week, we had harvested 29 sugar pumpkins, tended by Deborah Miuccio, our test gardener. We never expected such a […]

Company Farm: Year Two


I love the day in spring when I can take the first plunge into the garden with a spade. The soil yields and I get a hit of that wonderful dirt smell. A new season is spread out in front of me. Like a fresh-tilled field, it’s ripe with promise — and relatively free of weeds. For […]

B Corps: People Using Business as a Force for Good


We’re excited. Today, Gardener’s Supply has joined a class of companies called B Corps. With this certification comes a dual mission that combines bottom-line success and social responsibility. In short: Do well and do good. Since we started back in 1983, Gardener’s Supply has been a socially responsible business, which we’ve expressed by supporting employee […]

How I Built a Raised Bed in My Laundry Room


Over the years, I’ve helped develop dozens of gardening innovations here at Gardener’s Supply. Among my favorites is the Raised Bed Corner. It’s a foolproof way to build beautiful raised beds, using standard lumber. Last month, I put this innovation to work in our laundry room. See, my wife and I wanted to save water […]

Gift Ideas for Gardeners — from Gardeners!


Need a gift for a gardener? Ask a gardener! To assemble this list, we put a call out to our “company of gardeners,” asking for their favorites. Here’s what they suggest: Dalton: I like to give bundled gifts that serve more than one purpose. That’s why I am planning to give the Harvest Storage Crate […]

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