Fall is a Great Time to Plant and Pick Fast-Growing Veggies and Herbs

While the season transitions, take in all it has to offer — football games, pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and best of all, fresh-picked produce. Picking fresh produce in the fall always feels like such a treat. Even though leaves are starting to change, your veggie garden still has plenty of time left to produce delicious tomatoes, peppers, greens and more. Help your organic garden produce more than ever this fall with these four tips from The Espoma Organic Company: Ready, …

CBD for Pets helps with Halloween Stress

CBD for Pets Helps with Halloween Stress Posted by TWINE CBD on Oct 18th 2021 Halloween is an exciting time for kids and families everywhere. Nonetheless, the hustle and bustle of everyone’s favorite October holiday can be a little stressful for your dog or cat. Between the loud noises, lights, strangers, and everything else that goes on during Halloween, your pets may have a hard time keeping their cool. Luckily, there is an easy and effective way to keep them …

Advantages of Fall Planting

Additional Color for Your Gardens and Great Root Growth We are often asked “What are the advantages of planting perennials and shrubs in the fall?” Fall is a great time to plant perennials and shrubs due to cooler temperatures which put less stress on the plant and enable root systems to grow faster and larger. When we plant in the spring, all plants, perennials, annuals, shrubs, etc. are pushed to get a healthy mass of roots established so they can …

It’s Time to Plant Pansies and Violas!

Want beautiful color that will survive the cool temperatures of late-fall and early-spring? Look no further than the tough, cold-tolerant, and colorful pansy. Available in many beautiful shades of white, blue, yellow, purple, red-solid blooms and blooms with “blotches” of contrasting color in the center, pansies and violas will brighten any fall through spring landscape. Our pansies are all fresh and especially healthy as they are grown locally at our own growing division right here in Kalamazoo, MI. Pansies are …

Granvia Gold

Bring sunshine to your garden with Granvia Gold! Bracteantha bracteatum ‘Granvia Gold’ Much bigger than regular strawflowers, these SUPERSIZED flowers have an intensely bright yellow color with paper like petals that will amaze you with their unique papery texture. These stunners are easy to grow, bloom early and are long lasting. Impressive in landscapes and large patio planters. This employee favorite is a full sun annual. Bonus : These flowers are a favorite for bouquets and can be harvested to …

Try our Treasure Island Tahiti Sweet Potatoes!

Edible produce and foliage in 3 different varieties. The Treasure Island series delivers months of color ground above as well as below. Leaves comes in unique shapes and colors, and the foliage tastes great in salads and smoothies. The edible roots also come in a variety of colors, are highly nutritious and are a great source of dietary fiber. Full Sun They do best in evenly moist, well drained soil. Sandy soil is ideal for cultivating large tubers that will …

Holiday Plants – Keep or Toss?

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get your house back in order. But what about the holiday plants that you bought or were given to you as gifts. These can make a nice addition to your home in winter. Some can even become permanent fixtures in your home. You’ll just have to decide which holiday plants are worth keeping and which to let go. Holiday plants such as poinsettia, Christmas cactus, amaryllis, cyclamen, kalanchoe and bulbs will …

Quick tips to keep you poinsettia looking good

Poinsettias are beautiful and easy to care for. Here are a few important things to remember to help keep your poinsettia looking cheerful until long after the holidays are done.  Poinsettias can get cold damage very quickly. Keep them covered when transporting them to your home. If you see black edges on the bract, it is likely caused by cold damage during transporting home. To protect the plants, it is best to use a paper sleeve that fully covers the plant. …

Despite their toxic reputation, poinsettias are not poisonous!

The great news is they’re beautiful, they’re safe and they shout Christmas so feel free to enjoy them in your home without worry! No plant is more closely associated with Christmas than the poinsettia. It is celebrated for its beauty but also feared for its toxicity. For years, poinsettias have had the bad reputation of being poisonous. However, poinsettias have undergone extensive testing and there is no evidence that they are toxic or unsafe to have in the house. The …

How to Clean out a Garden Bed

If you’re a serious gardener, you’ll be out in your garden the first warm second of spring. While there is no harm in cleaning up fallen branches and debris, wait until the soil is no longer wet enough to form a ball in your hand before walking on it and compacting it. But don’t wait too long to start your clean up. It’s much easier to cut plants back before the old growth gets tangled up in the new growth. …