Weather is strange and affects us all differently. In a country as large as the United States, we have it all--weather wise. We all hear a word like “cold” or “hot” and think completely different things. I mean, when I think cold, I think anything below 60°F. My cousins in Illinois probably think cold means closer to freezing and I’m sure some of you think it isn’t really cold until the thermometer reaches 0!
Of course, hot is the same way. I’ve been to places in the summer that…Continue
The day I was to leave on vacation I recieved a box in the mail from Spray-n-Grow with this beautiful camera. I was able to play with it and take a lot of beautiful pictures of my vacation. When I returned home another box was waiting with this framed cover of my picture on the Spray-n-Grow catalog. Thank You so much, Melanie, Natalie, Juanita, Nina, and Jessica.…Continue
Watch Mr. Bill & Melanie as they help HSN kick off a new gardening season with Spray-N-Grow.
Lawn & Garden Season Premiere Shows are Friday February 15th at 9:00 am and 2:00 pm EST. Check out those Spray-N-Grow pictures!
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Order today from Spray-N-Grow and get a FREE Garden Trug. We love ours—use it for everything from gathering vegetables to mixing GroBrics. Our college daughter even uses hers for a laundry basket! Check it out by clicking the link.
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Some of you may have noticed that we shared many new blogs on the SNG Blog a few days ago. You may have also noticed that some of them are from 2010-2012. To be honest, technology got the best of us and we’ve just recently made some ‘program discoveries’. The good news is that now we know how to upload all of the blogs so everyone can see them.
We hope you will share some of your garden stories, successes and even short comings. As my parents always told us, “we learn from our…Continue
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Spun fabric row covers are an easy way to enjoy earlier harvests and longer growing seasons. Adding up to six degrees of retained daytime warmth, these helpers let you start frost tolerant edibles like beets, broccoli, chard, chives, lettuces, peas, onions, radishes, sage and spinach outdoors several weeks before your region’s last frost date.
Stretch the season on both ends with a variety of garden products and approaches, in late winter for an early jump start and in the fall to…Continue
Added by Melanie Lyon on January 25, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments
I've never before split plants, only because I hate to hurt them at the root zone like that. Every time I've tried relocating plants, they've ended up dying because of the shock, and I'm too sensitive to really handle it well. o_o That's why I prefer to do a cottage-type wildflower garden, and let Nature do Her thing. However, some of the plants in my front bed have gotten too big and intrusive. The Hostas and Black-eyed Susans are enormous…Continue
Added by Heather on July 28, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments
... the garden is sleeping.
Well, that's it for the 2010 growing season. The annuals are spent, and the perennials and shrubs are bedded down for their hibernation. ^^ As of right now, I don't know if I will be able to add to the landscape next season - and I'm thinking if I don't, I probably won't be posting many more photographs here. Unless the Clematis reaches the roof, or some other plant supersedes the usual…Continue
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I would like to know more about you good looking tomato crop. How did you do it ?
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Hello, New on this board. My dad is a professional grower and works 40 acres, he has used S&G for years and told me in this heat we all endured this summer to only apply S&G only...no Co-Co Wet or Perfect Fertilizer as it will burn the foliage
I guess he's right as his plants were over head high and mine suffered and lost the bottom half of their leaves, any comments and experiences are appreciated.
I think most of us simply want to spend more time in the garden. That is certainly a good plan, but what about something new? Here are some great ideas for this spring. Maybe it will make you think a little harder about doing something different in your patch this year.
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Farmers and gardeners all across the US have access to assistance from their county extension agents and their Land Grant Colleges and universities.
Both programs, as well as agricultural experimental stations, were enacted and funded by the US Congress in the late 1800’s and remain a large part of the budget of the US Department of Agriculture. I won’t bore you (or entertain you) with the historical details, but rest assured, the programs have been around for a long time!
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My husband loves to garden. He grows a lot of flowers, landscape plants, container plants and vegetables.
We have some camellias blooming that are beautiful, but are also amazingly fragrant. We can’t walk past them without stopping to smell the newest blooms. We also have some jasmine growing along the fence in the backyard. When it’s blooming, I love working in that part of the yard, just because of the scent. Although we don’t have acidic soil, we love gardenias, so we have several…Continue
Added by Natalie on April 27, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Gardeners are sharers. Have you ever known a gardener that wasn’t willing to share a cutting, an idea or a basket of vegetables? I haven’t.
Maybe it’s the fresh air or the dirt under our fingernails, but we gardeners love to share stories and ideas, plants and seeds and of course, expertise. Maybe there’s a little bit of bragging about the biggest pumpkin, juiciest tomatoes or sweetest oranges, but we like to tell stories of our success and even our failures.
In many garden…Continue
Added by Natalie on May 4, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments
We all dig around in the soil. It’s who we are as gardeners.
But what is in it? I am not an expert or soil scientist, but I am fascinated by all of the stuff in the soil. Where we live, we have sandy soil, but really more sand than soil. My grandparents lived in Southern Illinois near the Kaskaskia River and their soil was black and rich. I’m sure it was full of beneficial bacteria and mycorrhiza and all kinds of wonderful worms and microbes. Whenever we go hiking…Continue
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