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Seed Joy
1/29/2015 - 10:26:41 AM
Seed JoyThis post was originally published on January 27, 2012 Last week in Central Pennsylvania we experienced our first substantial snow since October. I can’t speak for everyone, but that was enough winter for me and I am ready for spring. Ah, spring – daffodils emerging as the soil warms, tr... Read More
What's in Bloom
1/29/2015 - 3:23:22 PM
Whats in BloomThis post was originally published on January 30, 2012. Believe it or not, things are happening outside in the garden. Enjoy the photos below. Pussy willow catkins. Helleborus foetidus (Stinking Hellebore) in full bloom. Helleborus hybrids starting to show color. Galanthus nivalis (Snowdrop) peeking... Read More
Seed Terminology - What does it mean?
1/29/2015 - 3:52:49 PM
Seed Terminology - What does it mean?This post was originally published on February 14, 2012. So many seeds, so little time – so where do you begin? First you need to understand the language. Heirloom. You see this term in magazine articles, blog posts, seed catalogs – so why is it important? Heirloom seeds are considered t... Read More
Raised Garden Beds
1/29/2015 - 4:02:52 PM
Raised Garden BedsThis post was originally published on March 30, 2012. Many of you have seen typical raised beds – neat and tidy, 4′ x 4′, surrounded by lumber. You build the frame, you fill it with compost/soil and you plant. Easy, right? Easy, except for the cost. Lumber can get pricey, depending... Read More
1/30/2015 - 10:02:24 AM
CompostingThis post was originally published on April 27, 2012. Composting is one of my favorite parts of gardening. The process of watching food and yard scraps turn into black gold is amazing. If you practice worm composting – the process can happen right before your eyes. The worms eat your food scra... Read More
Gardening Under Plastic
1/30/2015 - 10:12:09 AM
Gardening Under PlasticThis post was originally published on December 4, 2012. I dislike paying $6 for a box of salad greens at the grocery store, even in fall/winter when there is no hope of growing them outside. Or is there? I have been paging through magazines, books, and blog posts – drooling over pictures of Sw... Read More
Gardening Under Plastic - Episode II
1/30/2015 - 10:20:40 AM
This post was originally published on January 10, 2013. Plants like sun – duh. My poor seedling babies were just sitting there for weeks it seemed and I couldn’t figure out why, until my friend Dru pointed out how overcast it had been. The sun has been shining fairly regular for the last... Read More
Garden Planning 2014 Style
1/30/2015 - 10:35:00 AM
Garden Planning 2014 StyleThis post was originally published on January 7, 2014. Do you methodically plan out your garden each year? Or do you buy seedlings and plant them wherever they might land? I must admit, I start the season with the best intentions of following a plan. However when the time comes for planting, things ... Read More
Gardening for Chickens
1/30/2015 - 10:40:13 AM
This post was originally published on January 21, 2014. Backyard chickens are popping up in suburban yards nationwide. People want fresh eggs, they want to know what the chickens are eating, they want to know how the birds were treated. I am one of these people, labeled crazy by my family. Why would... Read More
Homemade Pest Control for the Garden
1/30/2015 - 10:48:31 AM
This post was originally published on February 7, 2014. As we inch toward the planting season, we must decide how we will handle pests and diseases. While there are several organic methods available (and we carry some of them), there are some homemade treatments that have been talked about throughou... Read More
Seed Buying 201: Seed Questions Answered
1/30/2015 - 10:53:44 AM
Seed Buying 201:  Seed Questions AnsweredThis post was originally published on February 10, 2014. This was a press release from Home Garden Seed Association ( – lots of great information. 1. What is an heirloom seed variety? The definition: Simply put, an heirloom is an Open Pollinated (see explanation of OP) varie... Read More
Mulch Your Vegetable Garden
2/2/2015 - 9:42:01 AM
This post was originally published on February 22, 2014. Do you mulch? Why not? I could say “it’s the latest thing” and try to tempt you with a fad. But I won’t, I will give good solid reasons why mulch is important AND can help with maintenance. Win, win! #1 Build soil, don&... Read More
Are you a "Resilient Gardener"?
2/2/2015 - 2:15:27 PM
Are you a "Resilient Gardener"?This post was originally published on March 27, 2014. I have been reading Carol Deppe’s book, “The Resilient Gardener, Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times”. She brings out the reality of the garden – “My Garden needed to be designed around the reality t... Read More
2014 Red Beet Trials
2/2/2015 - 2:19:50 PM
2014 Red Beet TrialsThis post was originally published on July 22, 2014. This year we planted eleven different varieties of beets, ranging in color from red, to yellow, to white (even striped). We used two different fertilizers on the beets – Garden Tone and HYRBRIX (vegetable). There were no major advantages of ... Read More
Tomato Overload
2/2/2015 - 2:24:18 PM
Tomato OverloadThis post was originally published on September 4, 2014. I have been trying to cut back on my tomato production. Last year I had 24 plants, this year only 12. I have discovered 6 is probably my magic number. Tomato #1 died early due to something eating it. Tomato #2-5 have become dog food. Yep, your... Read More
Small City Lot? You Can Grow A LOT!
2/2/2015 - 2:28:11 PM
Small City Lot?  You Can Grow A LOT!This post was originally published September 29, 2014. If you read gardening blogs (you’re reading this one, so that’s good!), you have probably seen posts about gardening in small spaces. My question to most of them is – are you for real? Yes, they are beautiful – but who ha... Read More
Small Spaces - A Blessing or a Curse?
2/2/2015 - 2:35:52 PM
Small Spaces - A Blessing or a Curse?This post was originally published on October 30, 2014. Many people ask me about gardening in small city lots or town home lots. They always ask about compact varieties of this or that, which is good, but that’s just the beginning. Successful small-scale gardening relies on one thing – s... Read More
Neighborhood Garden Co-ops?
2/2/2015 - 2:39:31 PM
Neighborhood Garden Co-ops?This post was originally published on December 2, 2014. I like to think outside the box. I am also a lazy gardener. When you put those two factors together, interesting ideas can happen. I have been looking into co-ops for “professional” farmers lately and wondered – why can’... Read More
Grow Your Own Princess Popcorn
2/2/2015 - 2:43:39 PM
Grow Your Own Princess PopcornThis post was originally published on December 17, 2014. My daughter is half tomboy and half princess, she is either one extreme or the other. Needless to say, we have many “pink” accessories. So while shopping with her in the retail store (yes, we have a store – check it out!) her... Read More
Seed Packing 101
2/4/2015 - 12:53:24 PM
You may have seen our retail store, but very few see what happens behind the scenes. Here is your sneak peak! We package the Rohrer labeled seeds in house and our mail-order department is crazy busy this time of year!
Sprouting - Goodness on Your Windowsill
2/10/2015 - 8:16:25 PM
Sprouting - Goodness on Your WindowsillMason jar seed sprouters flew off our shelves at the PA Farm Show in January. While they have been re-ordered, I have yet to get my hands on one. However, wanting to see what the hype was all about - I grabbed the Botanical Interests Seed Sprouting Trays. I have never sprouted seeds for the purpose ... Read More
What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been.....
6/1/2015 - 12:48:09 PM
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What a Long, Strange Trip Its Been.....Spring that is. Whether you accept global warming, or not, we are in the midst of a weird spring! Temperature highs in the 50's and 60's one day, then 80's and higher the next. A farmer friend shared that he lost 40% of his pepper crop due to these fluctuations. Our poor gardens just don't know what... Read More
New Seed Varieties for a Superior 2017 Garden
1/10/2017 - 5:08:25 PM
New Seed Varieties for a Superior 2017 GardenEvery year brings exciting changes, especially with regards to seeds! We have added 13 new varieties to our lineup and they are sure to not disappoint. Rutgers 250 Tomato. This heirloom variety was developed by Rutgers University to bring back that old-time Jersey Tomato flavor. Fireball F1 Hybrid R... Read More
June, July, & August... What to Plant in the Garden?
6/8/2018 - 5:44:46 PM
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June, July, & August... What to Plant in the Garden?Summertime is still a great time to plant certain seeds! Below we list some great options: June is already upon us and it’s almost summer but there is still plenty of time to sow a variety of vegetable seeds in the garden. Here in the mid-Atlantic region, pumpkins, winter squash, and summer sq... Read More

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