Elderberries blog post

How to Grow Elderberries!

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Elderberries grow on large shrubs. They produce beautiful white flowers in the spring followed by the dark berries in the summer. This large shrub is a terrific attractant to beneficial insects and hummingbirds as well!   How to Grow: Plant elderberry shrubs after your last spring frost and 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Dig a hole […]

How to Grow Raspberries!

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Raspberries come in various shades of red and gold. These berries are super juicy and are very flavorful! Raspberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however it takes 2 years for the plant to first produce berries. You can cut any canes that produce fruit at the base after the season is over since they won’t produce again.   How to Grow: Plant raspberry bushes after your last spring frost and 8 […]

Blueberries blog post

How to Grow Blueberries!

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Blueberry bushes are a great addition to your garden! These bushes are easy to grow and care for and thrive in acidic soil. You may need to add an acidifier to the soil to help these bushes thrive in your garden. They will not produce fruit until it is a couple years old, but patience is a virtue! Enjoy these tasty berries!   How to Grow: Blueberry bushes are best planted after your last spring […]

Blackberries blog post

How to Grow Beautiful Blackberries!

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Blackberry bushes are fairly easy to grow and are well worth the reward! Some blackberry bushes grow very tall and will require a trellis to help support the height. Blackberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however it usually takes 2 years for the plant to first produce berries. You can cut any canes that produce fruit at the base after the season is over since they won’t produce again.   How […]

Strawberries blog post

How to Grow Super Strawberries!

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Strawberries are one of our favorite things to grow! The sweetness and flavor in home-grown strawberries simply can’t be beat! They’re easy to grow and will come back year after year and continue to spread. Strawberries are one of the few plants that we don’t even attempt to grow from seed. It takes up to three years for a plant to produce fruit, so it’s generally better to buy transplants from the nursery instead of […]

Potatoes blog post

How to Grow Potatoes!

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Potatoes are one of the most popular things grown in the garden. We like to grow them in SmartPots containers so they’re easier to harvest!   How to Grow: Potatoes are planted 2-4 weeks before your last spring frost and 10 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App. Seed potatoes are planted 4-6 inches deep, 4 per square foot, […]

Raccoons blog post

How to: Manage Raccoons in Your Garden

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Raccoons are huge corn-lovers, and they will destroy the corn in your garden in a hurry. Keeping them out of your garden is imperative to protecting your corn.   Treatment Options: Placing a motion-activated sprinkler near where the problem area is will help to scare the raccoons away.   Raccoons are scared of larger predators. Applying blood meal around the perimeter of your garden has been shown to deter small mammals. Raccoon repellent, fox urine […]