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Beautiful broccoli, luscious kale, flavor-enhancing leeks, exotic winter radishes, and other cool season vegetables are all signs of fall! Cool season vegetables, especially those with longer days to maturity (time from sowing to harvest) are better when grown in fall, because the weather is reliably cooler than spring, which can heat up fast. Even though…
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Spring has sprung despite the unpredictable April weather. It is a busy time as we all rush around to put those finishing touches on our gardens, flowerbeds and lawns.  Here are a few things that you should pay attention to this month. If you have not already done so, April is a great month to…
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January here in Central Texas can be cold and full of freezing surprises.  There are plenty of garden chores that you can do to keep yourself in that gardening mood. Disconnect hoses from exterior faucets. If frost precedes an extended period of freezing weather, shut off water to spigots. Drain any water remaining in the…
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I know it is still January and the weather is still probably going to take a cooler turn at some point, but even I am starting to think about seed starting and other indoor gardening activities.  So here is gentle reminder on how to find Thunderhead Potting Soil. The Thunderhead Original is great for all…
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Save the Monarch

Save the Monarch  There has been a 90% drop in the population of the Monarch Butterfly in the United States over the past 20 years – and there is something gardeners can do to make a big difference in the demise.  We all recognize the iconic Monarch butterfly with its majestic orange and black wings.…
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Be A Butterfly Hero

Be a Butterfly Hero! Pollinators, including the Monarch butterfly, are responsible for much of the food we eat. In recent years, butterflies have been losing their habitat to agricultural practices, development, and cropland conversion. But we can help! Join Botanical Interests, our seed packet supplier, in supporting the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts to be a…
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Microgreens and sprouts are trending everywhere from cooking shows and magazines to fancy restaurants and food trucks. But here’s a secret – you can grow microgreens and sprouts right in your kitchen for pennies! Microgreens are young, leafy vegetables or herbs that are harvested just above the soil line when the plant is 1-2 inches…
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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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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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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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