Cool Season Veggies, Succession Planting & Membership Drive
Cool Season Vegetables for Your Garden
Even though it is summer, now is the time to plan for cool season gardening! Before long, the weather will be right for those greens and veggies that love and thrive on the cooler temperatures. Don’t miss out on your “second season” in the garden this year.
This year we’ve helped you out by creating two cool season seed collections that take the guess work out of what will do well in the fall garden. The Cool Season Roots Collection has root crops like carrots, beets, radishes and leeks, while the Cool Season Greens Collection has greens that really shine as the temperatures cool off. Each specially priced collection includes plenty of seed to see you through the fall and a book to help you along.
All of our seed collections provide a significant savings; if you are a Member, you’ll get an additional 20% off with your Membership Discount!
This Fall is the perfect time to start succession planting! The cool season greens of a fall and winter garden make make a great opportunity to learn how to boost your garden’s yield. Succession planting can double the amount of food your garden bed produces.
Our newest article walks you through what succession planting is, why it works so well and how to get started. We also give you some guidelines and examples of what works and why, along with a few suggestions that are often missed.
Use what Eliot Coleman calls the “second spring” this fall to give it a try so you’ve got fresh veggies and herbs ready throughout a much longer season!
The first week of our Membership Drive has been a success, with a good number of gardeners joining us in helping many incredible programs teach and inspire a real change in people’s lives.
Cindy and I give a great big “Thank You” to those who have joined us as Members already!
If you missed last week’s Newsletter, during the month of July and August we are having a membership drive.
Our Membership Program is a core group of members working alongside us and we want to include you! One of the great benefits is our members receive 20% off any order all year round. Your membership dollars help us support amazing programs like…
Second Harvest – Spokane, WA
Second Harvest grows fresh food that is donated to regional Inland Northwest agencies and food banks through the Plant a Row for the Hungry program of neighbors helping neighbors. Provides more than 1.7 million pounds of food each month to over 250 nonprofit community food banks that feed over 40,000 people every week. In 2012 more than 250,000 pounds of produce was donated and distributed to food banks and soup kitchens throughout the region. More than 150,000 pounds came from community gardens and another 100,000 pounds arrived through community gleaning projects.
During July and August when you join our membership program you will receive our membership thank you package and an extra seed bonus you can plant for Fall.
We would love you to join us and become a part of our small family owned business on a whole new level.
Our seed sales and membership program makes it possible for us to continue providing all of the great information and education on gardening and encouraging a new generation of gardeners.
From the soil to the seed to the food you eat – we’ll help you grow your best garden!
“We believe in a world of healthy soil, seed, food and people. Everyone has a fundamental need for vibrant food and health, which are closely linked.
We work to achieve this by challenging and changing conventional gardening thinking, providing successful and unique methods and techniques while inspiring the power of choice and action for the individual.”