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What Sets the Orchid Apart from Other Flowers?

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“What makes this plant an orchid and not a turnip?” asks Steve Robinson, enticing visitors like me to stop and chat with him at an exhibit of Latin American orchids. Robinson, a docent at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, carefully shows me the back of an orchid flower, indicating the colorful sepals. “Only […]

Microgreens: A Taste of Spring

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From Seed to Harvest in 23 Days I’m still waiting for spring. Waiting — impatiently — to get out there and garden. But no matter the weather, you can grow and harvest a crop of microgreens just a few weeks. Kind of takes the edge off. Spring is coming. It’s so close, I can taste […]

11 Other Ways to Use the Boot Tray

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When it comes to humble, hardworking products, our Boot Tray makes the top of the list. It’s simple, sturdy and contains the mess. Nothing fancy. In recent years, our customers have shown us that the Boot Tray is not just for boots. Shop for Boot Trays However you decide to use our trays, they are […]

Flavorful Microgreens Pack Big Nutritional Punch

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Those delicate, miniature greens decorating your chef-prepared restaurant meal may not only look beautiful and taste delicious, they could be an unexpected source of important nutrients. A recent study reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that microgreen cotyledons, or seed leaves, have higher nutritional densities when compared to those of mature […]

Ready to Garden? Use a Little Force

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As the seed catalogs arrive, I get the urge to do some gardening. The only thing that stands in my way is a foot of snow. It’s a little early for seedstarting. So, to satisfy my desire for the smell of moist earth, I’ve potted up some hyacinth bulbs, which should bloom in a few […]

Enjoy the Natural Scent of Living Lavender

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If you’re looking for a houseplant that’s a little different, consider a lavender plant. With proper care, this “living bouquet” offers months of fragrance and bloom indoors. Start by placing your plant in a sunny south-facing window, where it will receive as much light as possible. In low light, growth may become weak and spindly and […]

Seedstarter Put to the Test

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After thorough testing of the Fast Start® Seedstarter, we are excited to finally send it out into the world. Because it’s brand new, we are eager to hear what gardeners think. The Fast Start® Seedstarter The culmination of four years of research and testing, our new system represents a breakthrough in seedstarting. The new planting […]

Amaryllis, Again

Amaryllis, Again

Many people wonder if you can get amaryllis bulbs to rebloom. Yes! It’s easy because amaryllis are forgiving plants. Amaryllis benefit from a summer outdoors. For best growth and bloom potential, remove them from pots and plant them in the ground. “The flowers faded months ago, but I can’t bear to throw it out. I’d […]

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