GGS Seed Starting Challenge: Six Weeks Later

Time to Transplant!

I can’t believe it has been six weeks since we began our seed starting challenge and two weeks since we’ve done an update. Growth has been good almost throughout our cells but the obvious champions are our Squash and Bean plants which have super healthy stems and excellent leaf formation. Our squash plants are already showing signs of budding blossoms! The lettuces, Swiss chard, green onions and cilantro all are ... read more

23rd May 2014

Buy the Best Garden Hose: 4 Things to Look For

Leaky Hose Photo

When my husband and I bought our first house, there were many garden and lawn related purchases to make, like buying our first rake and lawn mower, first snow shovel and weed whacker.  While some of things we bought held up as expected over the years, one of the purchases I regret the most was my garden hose. Instead of buying the best garden hose, we quite possibly bought the ... read more

19th May 2014

Spring Grass Seeding for the Lazy Fall Gardener: 10 Steps for Repairing Patchy Lawns

Overseed

Every Fall I seem to have the same problem; I’m enjoying an unseasonable warm October, getting my last swim in, enjoying mild nights on the patio, and just generally thinking no place can be better than Fall in New England.  Just as I’m about to lay down some grass seed to fill in some lawn that has been worn away by summer foot traffic, we get an early and unexpected ... read more

14th May 2014

What is eating my trees? Organic Winter Moth Control and Prevention

Last Fall as the sun started to go down a bit earlier, I noticed lots of these white-ish/gray moths gathering around my porch light.  I didn’t think much of them as I figured the fast-approaching cold weather would kill them, and moved on to thinking about cleaning up fallen leaves and putting together holiday shopping lists.  What I didn’t know then was that those little moths, frequently called “Winter Moths”, ... read more

12th May 2014

What does NPK in my Fertilizer Mean Anyway?

N-P-K

It’s that time of year again! We are freshening up our garden beds or perhaps starting new ones. Asking questions at your local garden center about the steps you should take to ensure the health and development of your garden may lead to a conversation about fertilizer and its NPK ratio. Any expert will be able to tell you what this means, but knowing what NPK is ahead of time ... read more

7th May 2014

Growing Broccoli, Cabbage & Other Cole Crops

Spring 2014 Weather Map for Planting Cole Crops

Spring in New England often can be considered “winter-lite”, with warm days followed by brutal cold snaps.  Just as we put away our winter coats and hats, the mercury dips down and we wonder if Spring is really here to stay. This phenomenon can be especially tough on the gardener, who has been planning all winter to get into the garden with ambitious plans for new crops and plantings, only ... read more

6th May 2014

Top Ten Things to Know When Growing Tomatoes

Top 10 Things to Know When Growing Tomatoes

There are hundreds of varieties to choose from when thinking about growing tomatoes in your garden. Your climate, your personal taste, and your reason for growing them will help you narrow down your options. Unless you are planning to preserve your harvest, we generally recommend 3 to 5 plants per person. Once you’ve made your decision, there are ten important things to know about caring for your plants. 1.) Tomato ... read more

6th May 2014

GGS Seed Starting Challenge: First Update

12 Days Later

The Great Garden Supply team is off and running with the Seed Starting Challenge! Our seeds have been planted and we are seeing some fantastic growth in almost all of our containers after only 21 days. What did we plant? Quite an array of tasty things: ~ Blue Lake Pole Stringless Beans ~ Early Prolific Straightneck Squash ~ Clemson Spineless Okra ~ Chadwick Cherry Tomatoes ~ Long Red Cayenne Peppers ~ Sweet Basil ~ Baby Romaine ... read more

17th April 2014

Your Spring Landscape To Do List: 4 Necessary Tasks

Spring Cleanup

At last, the snow is receding, the crocus have poked their little heads through the thawing ground, and we anxiously wait for the street sweepers to come rid our roads of all the leftover sand and salt. Spring! Rebirth, regrowth, renewed beginnings and a barren landscape to encourage back to life. Here is a Spring to do list we know will get your yard and garden back on track for ... read more

19th March 2014

Great Garden Supply’s Seed Starting Challenge

Starting Seeds Indoors

The snow here in the Northeast is REALLY starting to get to us here at Great Garden Supply. Not that we don’t love all the shovels and ice melt we are selling but the grey landscape, the slippery walk ways, and cleaning off our cars day after day is making us long for Spring. Our team decided to start some seeds indoors to combat the winter doldrums. Great Garden Supply ... read more

12th March 2014