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Colossal Carrot Harvest

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We’re getting more great entries in our 2014 Harvest Photo Contest. This one is from Annmarie Mones in Trumbull, CT. Here in CT I used the square-foot gardening method. I had several different patches and varieties of carrots, beets, and some parsnips planted this year. Unfortunately, voles moved into my garden, and I lost all […]

Turn Cherry Tomatoes into Something Special

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Thanks to everyone who entered our Tomato Recipe Contest on Facebook. Here’s the winning recipe, from Megan Miller of Carver, MA. THIS summer — unlike many of my fellow local gardeners — I had a wildly successful crop of tomatoes. My heirlooms colored up and my cherries were extraordinarily prolific. In fact, I’m still harvesting […]

Good Ideas Grow in the Pumpkin Patch

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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 […]

Share Your Best Tomato Recipes

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Do you have an awesome recipe for backyard-ripe tomatoes? Share your original recipe or technique and you could win a set of Tomato Ladders or Tomato Cages. Enter the contest on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1mlfdVg

Front-Yard Vegetable Garden is Beautiful and Bountiful

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As the gardening season goes on, it’s a challenge to keep a front-yard vegetable garden looking good. Early crops are harvested, lettuce bolts in the heat … what’s next? You have to think ahead. Here at Gardener’s Supply, we have a set of raised beds at the front door, where I just harvested a fat […]

It Must be the Worm Power

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In two of our test garden beds, I’m using All-Purpose Organic Fertilizer with worm castings (Worm Power Fertilizer). The plants have exploded with growth. I’ve never seen a pumpkin plant so healthy, robust and full of fruit and flowers. At right, you can see it on our new Squash and Cucumber Trellis (look for it […]

Sweet Success: Watermelon in a Raised Bed

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From a five-star review by “Bill the gardener” of Hemet, CA. We purchased our raised bed planters last year and this is the second year growing food in them. Thought it was about time I did a review. Yes, we get compliments on how good they look, but the main thing for me is, our […]

Taming the Garden Hose

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As a professional gardener, I use garden hoses a lot, and I’ve seen my share of kinks, leaks and hoses that can’t be recoiled neatly. To me, the job is complete when the garden is weed-free and well-watered — with the hose coiled and ready for next time. If asked, my coworkers might say I’m […]

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