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Marketing/Hype – Will The Product Advertised Give You Healthy Nutrient Dense Produce You Desire?

The onslaught of advertising for gardening products is on!

Have you already seen several things that you think would enhance your garden’s ability to produce more? Or help your newly started seedlings grow better? Or be just the kind of watering system you need?

Do These Advertisements Sound Like Something You Need?

“Our unique fertilizer is blended to include all the micro-nutrients that (whatever […]

Vermiculite – Perlite – Use Caution – Seed Starting

In the post Starting Seed – Seed Starting Mix I told you all about the grow mix I use to use, why I no longer use it, and what I was going to experiment with to start my seed.

(That post gives lots of information on what you DON’T want when you buy pre-mixed stuff.  So be sure to review it if you’re new […]

Pinetree Garden Seeds — Be Sure to Check your Order!

I spent some time inventorying my seed last week to help me determine what I needed to order.

I noticed some information on two packages of Pinetree seed that I hadn’t noticed when the seed first came.

When an order comes and I check it against the packaging slip I just look at the printed package to see what it contains and (unfortunately) didn’t […]

Garden Gloves

Garden gloves are one of the best gifts you could give yourself or another gardener.  Most experienced gardeners will welcome another pair of the gloves.  And for the novice — being given a pair of gloves  — there will be no excuse not to start out right.

If you’ve gardened long — you know that soil dries your skin out and causes cracking — […]