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Play with your Food

You hunger to grow your own veggies. You want to slip out the back door whenever you hear the tummy rumble and harvest from your own personal crop of yummies. We get it. We know the feeling. By all means, when possible, devote some of your garden beds to supplying all things that will tantalize […]
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Herbs Spice Summer Up

  Summer is a heady time of year. Now is when your senses can revel in a field day discovering the Great Outdoors on all levels. And summer can always get spicier. Maximize your space, work with the warm weather to expand the potential of your garden to feed all your senses, and get the […]
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The More, the Merrier

If you love to garden, then you should be getting the most out of every square foot in your garden. Once you dig up a space (and aren’t we all continually adding beds?), plant it cheek to jowl. All sorts of reasons stand behind that practice. Plants love to live in communities and they are […]
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Raised Beds Raise the Bar

Raised beds are the way to go. Planting a raised bed is like putting all your hopes and dreams in a box. No matter if you’re growing veggies or cut flowers, when you are trying to push out a crop efficiently and reliably, raised beds are the best bet to make the magic happen. Although […]
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The Dahlias You Deserve

Admit it. You dream about dahlias. Every year, someone else brings a big fat bouquet of dahlias into the office, and every year you wish those dahlias were part of your backyard. Well, listen up, because we are going to bring those fantasy flowers into your reality. Not only are you going to finally get […]
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Spring Fling

  Spring is really, actually, truly happening! That means amorous frogs are chirping, the perennials are popping, buds are swelling, and you want to get out there and join the festivities. Well, here come some ideas to get your garden up to speed and perking along. Spring is probably the only time of year when […]
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Refreshing

    By the time early spring rolls around, we’re all a little winter weary. You’re ready for a shot of zing, and so are your plants. For you, spring break might do the job. For your tired houseplants, we’ve got just the pick-me-up picnic they need. Here come some ideas to breathe new life […]
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Feed Me!

It’s March! That means you’re suddenly being serenaded by peep frogs, amorous birdies, and antsy animals revving up for strong onslaughts of spring fever. But March has another sound entirely, and that’s the gurgle of watering cans as they deliver fertilizer to hungry houseplants. That’s right, March is when the houseplant feeding season begins. Although […]
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Spring Graduation

Been itching to hand out promotions to your houseplants? Graduation time is here! Spring is when houseplants begin making headway and root growth supported by the brighter (don’t we love that word?) light and longer days ahead. Give them the power to propel forward—start rallying your potting soil and containers to move them to more […]
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Transplanting your Seedlings

Congratulations! Your seeds sprouted! And you are now the proud parent of umpteen little green youngsters brandishing their first crisp young leaves and yearning to move upward and onward in life. Thanks to your TLC, your crop of seedlings is poised for a graduation, especially if you sowed your seeds into a “community pot.” Those […]
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The Seedier, the Better

Our goal right now is to keep you from climbing the walls with boredom. So, hear us out, because we’ve got a truly effective remedy for midwinter blahs. All you need is some Coast of Maine Sprout Island Blend Seed Starter, a few packets of seeds, and a pinch of patience. Put all those ingredients […]
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Makes Scents

Seeing is believing, it’s true. But you’ve got other senses that need to be fed, even when the garden is slumbering. How about catering to your sense of smell, for example. Think about it. Don’t you miss all those heady scents of the garden? Here’s an idea: Grow herbs in your windows. Herbs are a […]
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The Green Resolution

Your New Year’s Resolution: Eat More Greens. Our suggestion: Do it Indoors! Coast of Maine’s part of this picture: Provide nutritious organic soil to make it all happen. So, you promised yourself that 2022 would be a greener year for your diet. And like all resolutions, you want to jump in right away to make […]
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Holiday Houseplant Matchmaking

Do your friends keep hooking up with the wrong houseplant? This year, play matchmaker for the holidays. Give your besties gifts of botanical buddies that will thrive and grow into true love. We have some suggestions of personality/plant match ups that will become Happily Ever After relationships: Amaryllis Here’s the perfect gift for all those […]
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Keep the Goodies Coming

Discover the superpowers of raised beds for nonstop thrills. What do you want out of your raised beds? Everything! Once you’ve invested in raised beds, you want them to be the heroes of the garden world with superpowers that include pumping out produce with lightning speed. So here’s the secret: Muscular gardens don’t just happen. […]
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Raised Beds

by Tovah Martin Start your raised beds right from the ground up. So, you just raised the bar for your garden and ordered up some raised beds. That’s lip-smacking good news for your menus as well as a high note for your aesthetics. When you serve up your homegrown ingredients next summer, meals are going […]
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