Soil3 from Super Sod has become the most important gardening tool I use. The quality of this “black cake mix” compost is unmatched and the convenience of the water proof, 1 cubic yard bag that gets delivered to my house has made my life as a gardener so much easier! I only wish I knew about this product when I started my garden in 2011.
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As the seed catalogs roll in I find myself dreaming of summer harvests
Have you been getting seed catalogs in the mail? I certainly have and I am already anticipating the summer by drooling over the tomato section in the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed catalog.
Growing Tomatoes Is the Gateway to Home Gardening
How many of you can remember growing and tasting freshly picked homegrown tomatoes? Everyone loves the idea of harvesting fresh tomatoes to serve during summer meals – I mean nothing beats a homegrown BLT! And compared to the flavorless ‘maters being sold at grocery stores, homegrown tomatoes are a well-deserved treat. America’s most popular “fruit” is a summer favorite, but can pose some growing challenges especially for those of us living in the heat and humidity and of the South.
There are a ton of tomatoes to choose from, which makes the first step in growing very confusing. First, you have to decide on what size tomato –both plant size and fruit size. The plants and fruit are both distinguished in three categories.
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Its the perfect time to add trees and shrubs for seasonal color and fragrance
'Tis the season to be jolly and not just because we are in the midst of the holiday season. Winter is a delightful time to play outside and celebrate all that you have grown in the past year. It is also the perfect time to evaluate your landscape and plan for additions that will make your yard stand out from the rest. From fragrant blooms to berries and bark, I have a few end-of-the-year plant suggestions to make this winter the most beautiful season of all! In my last blog post of 2018, I will cover winter interest plant recommendations and the importance of planting in Soil3.
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Now is the time to sow your cool season flowers and vegetables!
Fall is upon us and it is the perfect time to get planting for the cool season. There are endless possibilities for transforming your landscape into a beautiful and bountiful space with easy-to-grow crops that require very little maintenance.As a northern transplant, I used to consider fall to be the end season, as a long cold winter would soon turn the garden into a snowy, frozen tundra. Upon moving to North Carolina I quickly realized that autumn was not a season of finale but rather a time of incredible opportunity. As the days get shorter and cooler temperatures grace our region, fall is the perfect season to enjoy time spent outside.
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I believe gardening should be a part of every elementary school’s curriculum. There is so much valuable information that can be taught to ensure the children of the next generation grow up to be the best stewards of the land and themselves. You see, kids who learn to garden also gain an awareness of better eating habits, an appreciation for the environment, and a keen level of gratitude for what hardworking farmers around the world provide.
When the Fuquay Garden Club approached me about raising money to install a Foodscape at a local elementary school I was thrilled! I was so inspired by the idea of local gardening enthusiasts working to educate the children in our community through the outreach of the school’s garden club teacher. It was arranged that all the profits from the 2017 Fuquay Garden Tour be donated to the Herbert Akins Elementary School Garden project.
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