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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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    Seed Starting Tips

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    Our customers have already been coming in for their seeds and seed starting accessories. Now is the time to select your seed packs and start your seedlings indoors. It’s a lot of fun too! First you have to decide what plants you want to grow […]

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    How to Identify Common Garden Insects & Plant Diseases

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    Summer is here and now that you’ve got your gardens planted, ’tis the season for animal pests, insects, and disease to become more visible, and more destructive — Mother Nature likes to give us all a challenge from time to time! But never fear! Our […]

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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 Avoid Common Cucumber Problems

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    Cucumbers are one of our favorite garden treats.  We love the crunch and freshness of cucumber in a summer salad, adding raw cucumber slices to water for a refreshing summer drink, pickling them with fresh dill and spices… the list goes on! However, we know sometimes cucumber plants can present issues […]

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    6 Tips for Container Gardens in Small Spaces

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    Outdoor container gardening has been exploding in popularity over the past few years for several reasons: More people are living in apartments and town homes where there isn’t as much in-ground space available to plant so they are turning to containers to get their “plant fix” […]

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    Hibiscus: 5 Fast Facts

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    Hibiscus plants produce some of the most showy blossoms of summer, with their huge bursts of red, orange, pink and yellow.  We love these flowers for their huge size and vibrant color, but also as a pollinator-friendly plant — birds, butterflies and bees all love them! Five […]

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    Are you ready for Hummingbirds?

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    It is always fun and exciting to spot a hummingbird here in Rochester, and that time is almost upon us again.  Though there are over 300 species of hummingbirds in the world and 12 that spend their summers in North America, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird is the […]

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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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    2017: Year of the Pansy

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    The National Garden Bureau has named 2017 the Year of the Pansy!  Pansies were chosen this year because they certainly fit all the selection criteria: popular, easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, genetically diverse, and versatile. We love pansies because they are one of the first bloomers of spring and bring […]

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