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Miniature Vegetable Garden Thrives Under Lights

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I’m deep in the heart of a bitter cold northern winter and something strange is happening. I’m rejecting gardening books and seed catalogs. I really don’t know why, as I’ve always enjoyed snuggling with garden literature. Lately though, I just can’t drum up the enthusiasm for a good, long, green-thumbed read. What I really need […]

Redefining the Cubicle Farm with a Grow Light

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Given a choice of where to plant a garden, I bet most gardeners would choose their backyard or community garden. For me, it’s my desk … at work. With winter in full swing and the ground hard as a rock, outdoor gardening is not an option for the next few months. How do I harvest […]

6 Easy-Care Houseplants That are Sure to Thrive

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Looking for houseplants that can take a long winter — or someone who doesn’t have a green thumb? Here are recommendations from Karen Winter, manager in our Burlington garden center. Every so often I’ll find someone strolling through the greenhouse, looking a little confused. When I ask, “Can I help you find something?” The reply […]

Revitalize Your Houseplants with Worm Castings

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A few years ago a young woman asked me for help with her large, potted acacia tree. “I’ve had it for several years, and it was doing fine until recently. Now, the leaves are yellowing and dropping, and it’s just not thriving.” “Let me guess, I’ll bet you’ve taken good care of it, and have […]

9 Great Gifts for Do-it-Yourselfers

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If you have a do-it-yourselfer on your gift list, consider one of our DIY kits. New this year is the Mozzarella and Ricotta Homemade Cheese Kit, a fun and easy way to make cheese in just 30 minutes. Our DIY cheesemaking kit contains enough ingredients to make 30 batches — just add milk. Kit includes […]

Gift Ideas for Gardeners — from Gardeners!

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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 […]

Hot Peppers as Perennials? Sure!

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As the gardening season comes to a close here in Vermont, some of us are just not taking it well. At all. I mean, how frustrating that our beautiful peppers are finally starting to ripen and short, cold days are just around the corner! Peppers — just like tomatoes and eggplants — are perennial in […]

Grow Salad Greens Indoors with the My Greens Light Garden

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Winter is a difficult time for me because there are long periods when I can’t get out into the soil. Spring is still on the far horizon, and I’m always asking, “Are we there yet?” Sure, I get a lot of satisfaction from houseplants, and seed catalogs are dreamy. But what about some real gardening? […]

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