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ANNOUNCING March Winner of the Burpee Gift Card, Seeding Square, & Smart Pots Prize Pack!!!

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The winner has been drawn for the prize that we are giving away for the month of March! Thank you again to Smart Pots, Burpee, and Seeding Square for these amazing prizes! This lucky winner has won the following: Smart Pots Big Bag Bed Jr 20 gallon Smart Pot $25 gift card to Burpee Seeding Square via GIPHY Congratulations to: Courtney Jackson! No need to worry if you did not win! We have another giveaway […]

Parsnips blog post

How to Grow & When to Plant Parsnips in Your Backyard Garden

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Parsnips are an extremely tasty addition to your garden! They have been known to be tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. It is important to use fresh seeds for parsnips to ensure germination success. How to Grow: Parsnips can be planted outdoors 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and again approximately 12 weeks before your first fall frost. Parsnips can be continued to plant over the summer, […]

Hops blog post

How to Grow & When to Plant Hops In Your Backyard Garden!

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Hops are a perennial bine that is grown for its flowers that is used commonly in home beer brewing. It is important to have both a male and a female plant as the male pollinates the flowers on the female bine. How to Grow: Hops rhizomes can be planted as soon as the last spring frost has occurred. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. […]

Marcum’s Nursery Renovation Celebration

Join us at Marcum’s Nursery in Norman for Renovation Celebration!

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Come join us at the Norman Marcum’s Nursery for Renovation Celebration on March 31, 2019! We will be hosting a beginner gardening class “Growing Food 101” at 2pm and kids activities at 3pm. When: March 31, 1pm-5pm Where: Marcum’s Nursery 17550 S Sooner Road Norman, Oklahoma 73071 Ph: (405) 447-3100 More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2214175318833701/ Marcum’s Nursery Norman is re-opening for spring in a big way! After months of renovations, we are celebrating our new beautiful nursery […]

April seed starting

April: What Food We’re Growing in Our Backyard Garden!

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April’s frequent showers combined with longer days and climbing temperatures help plants around Oklahoma flourish. However, the bugs know this too and it’s their prime time for feeding as well! This sets up battle ground in your garden, and what you do now will affect your harvest in the summer. There are lots of companion plants, tools, and tricks you can use around your garden to help repel pests and attract beneficial critters. Check out […]

Strength blog post

Top 5 Plants to Grow To Promote Strength

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Whether you just finished a workout or are about to do an activity that requires a lot of energy, eating a healthy diet is essential! Eating foods high in thiamin (vitamin B1), vitamin B12, iron, folate/folic acid (vitamin B9), protein, and riboflavin can help to promote strength within your body. Sweet potatoes have many different vitamins and minerals that help to support your strength and are great source of protein to help rebuild or repair […]

Thinned Down Seedlings

Use Your 🌱 Thinned Down Seedlings!

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When planting indoors we typically place 2-3 seeds in each section to see which one will do the best. We then go back in after they start growing to thin the seedlings down to the recommended space. We use these thinned down seedlings as “microgreens”. Not only are they extremely tasty, but very nutritious as well! Help Your Seedlings Transition Outdoors Before You Transplant by Hardening Off: https://ift.tt/2EUbn6Z See what you need to get started […]