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Poinsettia seeds for planting

Dec 7, 2023

No, Virginia, Poinsettias Won’t Kill You! Growing and Maintaining Poinsettias All Year

Have you ever received a poinsettia as a holiday gift? Like, from your boss, or maybe a friendly neighbor? Did you think, “Gee, thanks for the pretty plant that might KILL ME, MY PETS, AND MY FAMILY” before stashing it on the tallest surface of your home?
growing succulents from seed

Oct 7, 2022

Embrace The Succulents

You're probably expecting us to make a lame play on words here: "Succulents are perfect for the sucky gardener", or something like that. While succulents can take lots of abuse, we're not going to insult you, even if you can't even keep a garden gnome from going belly up..
Unusual Vegetables

Mar 31, 2018

Embrace The Unusual! Include Marginalized Produce in your Cooking Repertoire

Most of us plan our grocery shopping excursions as we would a strategic surgical strike. We go in, grab our...
Nematodes In The Garden

Mar 22, 2018

Nematodes: Science Fiction (and Scientific Fact) Under Our Feet

Alaska. Space. The deep oceans. All of these have been subject to the cliche, "The Final Frontier". We'd li...
Successful Seed Germination

Mar 16, 2018

The Dirt on Successful Seed Germination

Many gardeners purchase "starts", young plants in plastic containers or flats, not because they want a jump...
Dirty Hands, Healthy Kids: Introducing Children to Gardening

Mar 1, 2018

Dirty Hands, Healthy Kids: Introducing Children to Gardening

As parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles, we're always trying to find ways to engage with the kids in ou...