Diatomaceous Earth, featured in a 1984 Gardener’s Supply catalog
Back in 1984, when we first started selling 4-pound bags of Diatomaceous Earth, people often asked, “What exactly is it?” Well, 20 years later, people are still asking.
Diatomaceous Earth, also known as DE, is made from the mineral remains of [...]
Products with spinosad offer one more control option for lily leaf beetles.
Flower gardeners are a peaceful lot—at least until someone comes between them and their favorite blooms. Then, they get mean. At least some of us do.
It was about three years ago that I first heard whisperings in the halls at Gardener’s Supply of a new [...]
When you’re deciding how to manage pests in your garden and landscape, keep this in mind: First, do no harm. The vast majority of garden visitors are either helpful or harmless.
Learn to identify ladybug larvae, right. They are major aphid eaters.
Read Most Bugs are Good Bugs for more detail and photos of benefi [...]
Before bringing them back inside, inspect houseplants carefully for hitchhiking pests they may have picked up.
Temperatures are dipping into the low 50s to upper 40s nearly every night now and the weatherman has uttered the F word. “Expect scattered frost in the cold mountain hollows,” he said this week. Yes, summer is winding down and the ou [...]
Think you’ve had a hard year in the garden? You’re not alone. Vegetable gardeners are calling this season the worst in recent memory.
A squash plant in our display garden, during better times.
A squash vine borer, one of the many challenges of summer 2009. More than 50 percent of the squash plants in our d [...]
New residents fill contact center with excitement.
One of the immature mantids.
It was a frosty January morning when I arrived at my desk in the Gardener’s Supply call center to find a small box and a note. The box contained about 15 praying mantid egg cases; the note read: “These came in unsolicited; we thought of you. —Y [...]
We’ve learned to grow more food in less space by using ecological solutions, such as healthy soil, compost and drip irrigation. That’s one reason why Gardener’s Supply has focused on innovations for home composting and water-efficient container gardening.
Watch a short video of Will in the Mi Tierra Tropical Fruit Salad Garden.
We get this question a lot:
“This year, I grew a bunch of eggplants, eight tomatoes, and several chile pepper plants in my elevated raised beds, Terrazza planters and a 3×6 raised bed. I have read that next year, I should not plant any of these in the same place as I did this year. What is a small-space gardener to do?”