Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Taste of Plants to Come

They won’t quite be available for Christmas for that special gardener in your life, but this week Spring Meadows Nursery, who grows and supplies plants under the Proven Winners™ brand, is offering a sneak peak at new plants that will be available at garden centers and nurseries in the fall of 2012. Save your money, and enjoy this preview of awesome plants for next year’s gardens!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Veggies in December

You heard that right. The temperature outside as I type this is 30 degrees with frost on the ground, and yet I’m growing tomatoes and peppers, just planted the seeds yesterday. 2 red cherries and a jalapeno, to be exact. How exactly can I do this in the middle of winter, you ask?

I fired up the AeroGarden again after having good success earlier this year with leaf lettuce. I ordered the “Salsa Kit” from AeroGrow, and in a few weeks I should have some nice pepper and tomato plants coming along.

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It’s really easy to use. You just order one of the many different kits (herbs, vegetables, flowers, etc.), and insert the pods into the holes on the AeroGarden, pour water into the basin, mix in some of the included plant food, and plug it in. I had mine up and running in 5 minutes. The AeroGarden will tell you when it needs more water or nutrients. This would make a great Christmas gift for that chef or cook on your list!

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