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    Get to Know Our Grower!

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    5 Questions with Greenhouse Manager Steve It’s March in Rochester and after four months of gray, we’re ready for something green!  We thought you might be feeling the same way so we asked our Greenhouse Manager Steve to step out of the warm greenhouse for […]

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    Tons of Tomatoes

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    From salads to sauce, we just LOVE tomatoes and now is the time to plant!  The tomato is America’s favorite edible, and a great gateway into gardening for kids or newbies.  Here are some fun facts & notable numbers regarding this delicious (& versatile!) vegetable! The […]

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    10 Reasons to Mulch!

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    Bark mulch is an inexpensive and garden-healthy preventative solution for a lot of garden issues, and is particularly useful for new vegetable plantings. Mulching a garden doesn’t require a whole lot of know-how — just spread 1-3 inches deep around your plants, making sure not to mulch […]

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    Selecting the Perfect Soil

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    So with that looooong winter behind us, and spring peeking its little tulip and daffodil heads up all over the place, most folks are itching to get planting.  It’s important to use the right soil for the right plantings, so here’s a quick breakdown on […]

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    New Trend: Garden-tainment!

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    Today’s busy lifestyles demand a home space that’s flexible, comfortable, easy, and fun for all occasions, and one of the best ways to achieve that is to make your outdoor space a true extension of your home. Boring backyards are out — they aren’t just […]

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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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    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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    Happy Mother’s Day!

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    Mother’s Day is a notable holiday for gardeners in NYS since it’s the date after which plants are usually safe from frost.  This year (2014) we may be a week or two behind after the cold winter and wet spring we’ve had, but hardier flowers […]

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    Kids Grow Club Growing like Mad!

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    Last week the Van Putte Gardens Kids Grow Club had their annual spring meeting, which actually turned out to be TWO meetings!  Apparently this year’s cold, long winter had everyone in the mood to get out and start spring activities; we had over 70 kids […]

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    Get Ready, Get Set, Start Your Seeds!

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    The snow has been flying all winter long, and most of us are longing for something, ANYTHING green!  Our seed sowing started last month in our greenhouses, and now is a great time for the home gardener to start their seeds.  You can start peppers, celery, and […]

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