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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...

What Kind of Yellow and White Sweet Corn to Plant?

Jun 8, '18

White, yellow, and bi-color sweet corn suggestions: The time has finally come for planting sweet corn and we would like to suggest a few of our top performing varieties. If you prefer white sweet corn, we highly recommend our Avalon Triple Sweet variety, an 82 day corn, producing exceptional sweet...

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...

An Unexpected Groundcover

Apr 26, '16

Last year we installed raised beds in our small kitchen garden.  We had access to free, HUGE beams and the ability to construct them (thanks, Dad!) so it seemed crazy not to add them.  When they went in, we found a use for the mountain of bricks we’ve dug up...