Artichokes blog post

How to Grow Artichokes!

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Artichokes are a perennial that does best in an environment with cool summer temperatures and mild winters, but can be grown in any environment. They not only provide artichokes, but also add beauty and color to your garden! They are commonly grown for ornamental purposes since their flowers add such beauty! Once they are established they will need very little care.   How to Grow: Artichokes can be planted indoors 8 weeks before your last […]

Onion blog post

How to Grow Onions!

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Onions are a fantastic addition to any garden! We use onions in almost all of our meals, usually sauteed with garlic. We also use the green tops to add a little extra flavor to mashed potatoes, soups, eggs, nachos, and much more! How to Grow: Onions are planted 8-12 weeks before your last spring frost and 6 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, […]

Garlic blog post

How to Grow Garlic!

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Garlic is one of our favorite things to grow and eat. We add it to almost every meal for both its flavor and its nutrients. Typically, it’s planted in the fall, will go dormant through the winter, and then will come back in the spring to be harvested in the summer! However, you can also plant it early in the spring if you missed planting in the fall. You may not end up with bulbs […]

Carrots blog post

How to Grow the Most Colorful Carrots in Your Own Backyard (or Porch)!

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Carrots are tough to germinate, but are easy to take care of once they do. We love to grow all different colors and varieties, and the kids have a blast pulling them up! How to Grow: Carrots are a cool season crop that is planted 4-6 weeks before your last spring frost and 12 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal […]

Gophers blog post

How to: Manage Gophers in Your Garden

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These small rodents can create quite a challenge in your garden. They create tunneling systems and eat roots along with shrubs and vegetables.   Treatment Options: Cats & dogs are effective hunters of gophers, mice, and other small rodents! Flooding the tunnels with water can be effective. The gopher hawk is a reusable trap that’s very effective and doesn’t use any chemicals or poisons! The Victor Black Box is a reusable trap that’s very effective […]