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Follow our Heirloom Gardening Tips and Tricks as we show you the best ways to do heirloom gardening right!

Garden Tools

Garden Tool Cleanup

Fall and early winter is a great time to clean up the garden tools, do any needed repairs and see if there is any other tools needed for next year. This includes: Last but not least, enjoy the bounty of your harvest all winter and curl up with a good book!

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Early Blossom End Rot

Blossom End Rot – What To Do

Blossom end rot affects mainly tomatoes and peppers, but can affect other fruiting crops such as eggplant, watermelon and summer squash. This is a perennial problem, meaning that as a gardener, you will deal with this yearly in your garden. There are two approaches to working with blossom end rot – prevention and reaction, or […]

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Monarch Larvea on Milkweed

Milkweed Seed Germination Procedures

Milkweed Cold Stratification Our friends at Painted Lady Vineyard and The Xerces Society have provided these detailed instructions to cold soak and stratify your milkweed seeds to get better and faster germination! Slow soaking and rinsing milkweed seeds removes a naturally occurring chemical from the seed surface to enable quick germination. In nature, this chemical […]

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Seed Germination

What Happened To My Seed Germination?

Seed Germination – Challenges and Rewards Seed germination issues happen every spring and challenge many new and experienced gardeners and growers. Over the years we have found a lot of commonality in why our customers have problems with seed germination. The four biggest issues are soil temperature, moisture levels, knowledge or experience and patience. We’ve […]

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Mini Bottle Gourd

Gourds Today

Gourds are well known today for their use in beautiful artwork and crafting. Historically gourds have been a part of many societies since ancient times. Used as bowls, vessels, bottles, spoons, musical instruments and tools; gourds have a unique place in our history. Gourds are mainly grown today to support the arts and craft market […]

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