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Month: February 2015

Fresh off the truck! A new delivery of organic vegetables and herbs has arrived at Geo Growers.  All are organic and available in 4″ pots.  Buttercrunch Lettuce,   Sweet Basil, Black Beauty Eggplant, and Jalapeño Peppers. Come get yours while they are available.  
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Indoor gardens bring fresh herbs to your fingertips for everyday recipes-even when the snow is piling high outside. Below are some tips on the best growing conditions and ideas for herb garden collections.  How to Grow an Indoor Herb Garden CONTAINERS/MEDIA: Consider a larger container so you can grow a few different herbs. Just make…
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    Thunderhead Potting Soil is manufactured and sold by Geo Growers. Thunderhead  Soil is the product of over twenty years of soil making.  It is, of course, all organic. You will find that this soil — * Strengthens your plants’ immune systems, * Prevents the onset of diseases that enter your plants through the soil, *Frees…
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  The best place to find your supply of Thunderhead Original and Thunderhead Cactus & Succulent Mix is right here at Geo Growers. If you are no where close to us, but still want to find your favorite potting soil, here are some area locations that carry  Thunderhead Soil. Barton Springs Nursery carries  both Thunderhead Original and…
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by Botanical Interests Seeds Composting is both an art and a science. But don’t let the science scare you. Composting can be boiled down to a few key steps. 1.Layer upon layer of “stuff.” A compost pile is like a sandwich-every layer has a purpose, but the layers work best together. The first layer in your…
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Reading a Seed Packet

There is a lot of information contained on a seed packet, and it can be overwhelming to know what to look for when purchasing, but Botanical Interests’ seed packets make it easy. Consider these four things when choosing a variety-when it blooms, how much sun it needs, how big it gets, and days to harvest.…
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By George Altgelt In our last column there was a mistake in the last paragraph. The comparison I was making was between someone who was hypoglycemic (abnormally low blood sugar) and a plant with low sugar content in its plant sap. A person in this condition can hardly move, a plant in this condition can…
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How many times have you wondered about the amount of potting soil you need to fill a flower pot or how many seeds you can start with one bag of soil? Here at Geo Growers our Thunderhead Potting Soil comes in a 16 quart bag and a 20 gallon bag. It should be no mystery…
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 It’s that time of year for garden planning. You’re at home gazing at all your seed packets and wondering how you’re going to keep the dozens of varieties organized until it’s time to sow, or at least from sliding all over the place. Because many of the employees at Botanical Interests, our seed packet supplier,…
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by George Altgelt Certain Disaster just ahead? Soil nutrients becoming toxic? For whom? “Jeeze Louise” George you make it sound like were on a runaway train about to cross the Pecos river and the bridge is out. OK, OK, so maybe were not all about to die but the living soil that’s about to take…
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