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6 Popular Crops for Home Gardens

Apr 17, '20

Here are some great crops that thrive in Lancaster’s climate and soil: Spanish Onions – those delicate, sweet, round yellow onions are best planted from onion sets. They need well-drained and composted soil, full sun, and nitrogen fertilizer. The more water the onions retain, the sweeter they are, so a...

Is It Hard to Grow a Garden?

Mar 16, '201 comment

The short answer is sometimes, but the rewards can be delicious, nutritious and inspiring. There are as many different flower, fruit and vegetable varieties as there are different kinds of gardeners . . . from the ones that till and fertilize soil, weed, plant, water and stake the plants to...

New Seed Varieties for a Superior 2017 Garden

Jan 10, '17

Every year brings exciting changes, especially with regards to seeds! We have added 13 new varieties to our lineup and they are sure to not disappoint. Rutgers 250 Tomato. This heirloom variety was developed by Rutgers University to bring back that old-time Jersey Tomato flavor. Fireball F1 Hybrid Radish. Fireball...

10 Great Pollinator Plants You Can Grow from Seed

Sep 1, '15

1.  Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), perennial: Bumblebees are frequent visitors to coneflowers, and you'll see plenty of other pollinators, including honeybees, butterflies, moths, beetles, and flies. Plant coneflowers in full sun. Birds love the seeds. 2.  Milkweed (Asclepias sp.), perennial and annual: Milkweed is both a nectar source for the monarch...

Thank Your Local Pollinator

Apr 30, '15

No Pollinators = No Food This may sounds harsh, but it is our current reality.  A few weeks back a news headline read "tractor trailer load of honeybees topples".  In February the federal government pledged over 3 million dollars to save the Monarch Butterfly.  Local gardeners express their concern over...