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    Container Planting, Freedom to grow anything!

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    Planting above ground containers affords gardening aficionados tremendous flexibility in what can be grown verses in the ground garden beds that may be limited by location and light exposure. Anything that grows in the earth can be grown in containers of suitable size. You have […]

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    How To Avoid Common Seed Starting Problems

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    Growing plants from seed is fun and easy but even experienced gardeners can sometimes run into problems. Here are some common seed starting issues and possible solutions for them. Light: Providing adequate light is critical to growing sturdy seedlings. Grow lights can supplement your natural […]

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    Grow a Pizza (Garden)!

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    Getting kids involved in gardening has so many benefits — spending time outdoors improves their health, they become more curious and excited to learn about plants, insects, and animals, and are much more likely to eat vegetables if they help grow them themselves! It can be hard to get anyone, kid or adult, interested […]

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    How to Grow Strawberries

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    One of the best things about the start of summer is fresh, sweet strawberries in June.  Many other fruits take a bit longer to ripen here in western NY so strawberries are always so welcome as the first real fruit of the season. The other great thing about […]

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    Mason Jar Fruit Cake

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    When winter is upon us, it’s hard to remember the green days of summer, with veggies waiting to be picked, and flowers everywhere, and fresh fruit hanging from the trees and vines… you know.  Basically we end up just wanting to hunker down with seed catalogs […]

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    POP up some Halloween fun!

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    When it comes to fall plants, everyone immediately thinks of pumpkins and we’re no exception.  But today we wanted to shed a little spotlight on another fall plant that starts with “p”: popcorn!  October is National Popcorn Popping Month, probably because this tasty snack is […]

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    Fun Fall Day with the Kids Grow Club!

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    We had a fantastic Saturday with our Van Putte Gardens Kids Grow Club this past weekend! The mini-Green Thumbs didn’t let a little rain stop them as they filled our market greenhouse with smiles, laughter and plenty of “beginner naturalist” knowledge.  They started out the […]

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    Happy #PollinatorWeek!

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    “Seven years ago the U.S. Senate’s unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as “National Pollinator Week” marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations. Pollinator Week has now grown to be an international celebration  of the valuable ecosystem […]

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    Kitchen Gardens – Useful beauty for busy folks!

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    Today’s busy families and working professionals may not have time to till and tend a half acre vegetable garden, but that doesn’t mean homegrown vegetables are out of reach.  Sometimes the old ways are the best ways, and an historical gardening style from France combines the production of food […]

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    Pick up a FREE Tree Seedling on Arbor Day!

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    Arbor Day is this Friday, April 25, and Van Putte Gardens is celebrating by giving away a free tree seedling to the first 100 families who donate $1 to the Arbor Day Foundation! The tree seedling giveaway is happening only on Arbor Day (Friday, April 25), […]

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