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Lawn-to-Garden Makeover with CedarLast Raised Beds

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 18:15:25 +0000

[Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts from Carrie Bettencourt about her backyard makeover.] To start this story I have to start at the ending — otherwise all the crazy details might not mean so much. Today I have a fabulous garden filled with beautiful cedar raised beds. Wow! The story […]

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Futuristic February — Refuse a Future with Single-Use Plastic

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 17:40:56 +0000

Last year I went to Nicaragua for an entire month to learn Spanish and teach English. During my time there, I was inspired by fellow eco-tourists to minimize my waste by refusing, reducing and reusing. Nicaragua, like many developing countries, does not have a proper waste disposal system. The country burns all of its waste, including […]

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Confessions of a Self-Watering Container Novice

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:00:19 +0000

One of the most productive times of the year for a gardener is the winter — when we’re planning and dreaming of what we’ll do in the dirt this year. What to plant where? And when? Of course, some of us are also making travel plans for the spring and summer. Maybe a jaunt to […]

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4 Ways to Green Up Your Gift Wrapping + CONTEST

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 15:02:28 +0000

It’s the season of gifting and giving! As gardeners, we like to reflect our love of natural things in the gifts we share. But what about the gift wrap? There’s no doubt that beautiful wrapping can add mystery and excitement to a gift, and you can make thoughtful choices that are kind to the earth. […]

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A Weird Gardening Year and a Glut of Jalapeños

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 21:11:08 +0000

2017 will go down as a roller coaster of a growing season. I am embarrassed to say I wore snow boots in the garden on June 3rd this year because it was just under 40 degrees. May, June, and July were rough on our favorite heat-loving crops like tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. Of course those […]

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Show What You Share Contest

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:00:41 +0000

Gardeners love to share. Submit a photo of the bounty you shared with someone in your community for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to Gardener’s Supply, as well as a $100 cash donation to your local non-profit food pantry. Note: By entering this contest, you confirm that you have legal rights to the […]

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Got Sun? Grow Tomatoes!

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 17:29:55 +0000

I am often asked the question, “Which tomatoes can I grow in containers?” The exciting answer: “Any ones that you crave!” This doesn’t mean that you can take any tomato variety in any size of container in any location. Success with containers takes a bit of gardening savvy, particularly in understanding the differences with traditional […]

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What to Plant—Even Though it’s Already June

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:09:54 +0000

If you haven’t planted your garden yet, you might find yourself gazing at your neighbors’ thriving gardens with envy—and at your own barren patches with regret. “It’s not too late,” I tell customers who call our contact center. “Life always welcomes you back.” Yes, life. The determined, leafy green stuff your smiling soil dreams of. […]

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Make Raised Beds Productive: Plant Spring Bulbs

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:09:35 +0000

If you’re a raised bed gardener, chances are your beds are empty for a large portion of the year: from the end of harvest through the winter. What if you could squeeze in another crop? Consider fall-planted, spring-blooming bulbs. At the front of our building, we have a set of raised beds and planters, which […]

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Sweet Potatoes Thrive in Planter Made for Vines

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:47:58 +0000

I feel fortunate to have a job that requires me to grow food as part of our testing program. Last year I was asked to test a prototype of the Revolution Classic Vine Planter. Our product designer suggested we try growing sweet potatoes in it. I was skeptical and predicted we wouldn’t get much of […]

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