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A Grassroots Movement at Fifth Season Gardening Co.
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A Grassroots Movement at Fifth Season Gardening Co.

Tapping Into Opportunity Anna Haupt was the manager at Fifth Season Gardening Company in Charlottesville, Virginia. For years, she sold flowers and vegetable plants in standard plastic nursery pots. But there was a problem. The plants dried out quickly, their roots tended to bind and they would ultimately tap through the holes in the bottom…

Spring Hydroponic Gardening Tips for Summer Produce
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Spring Hydroponic Gardening Tips for Summer Produce

Got the itch to get dirty? Too cold to plant outside? Don’t forget you can start many of those popular fruits and veggies growing indoors while this Spring weather starts to warm up. Fabric aerations containers are great for growing plants, fruits and vegetables inside. It’s easy to get your seeds started so that you…

Which Potting Mix is Right for You?
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Which Potting Mix is Right for You?

Potting mix, also called potting soil, is a soilless blend of ingredients used to grow plants. Often containing a combination of peat moss, coir fiber, vermiculite, sand, perlite, pine bark, compost, and other ingredients, there are dozens of brands of commercial plant potting mix on the market. Though all good-quality potting mixes should be easy-to-handle,…

The 5 Best Bulbs to Plant in Spring for Summer Blooms
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The 5 Best Bulbs to Plant in Spring for Summer Blooms

While spring-blooming daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other fall-planted bulbs are great additions to any garden, summer-blooming bulbs also deserve a featured spot in the landscape. Planted in the spring, these summer beauties require very little maintenance and can be tucked right into existing garden beds. Planting spring bulbs means a lush garden, filled with fragrance…

How to Take Cuttings of Your Favorite Houseplants in 5 Easy Steps
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How to Take Cuttings of Your Favorite Houseplants in 5 Easy Steps

Propagating plants is a great way to take your love of gardening to the next level, and starting plants from seed isn’t the only way to do it. Though many vegetables, annuals, and perennials are easily propagated from seed, this is not the case with houseplants. To make more houseplants, vegetative propagation is often the…

It’s Easy to Grow Houseplants in Smart Pots
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It’s Easy to Grow Houseplants in Smart Pots

Smart Pots aren’t just for outdoor growing. While they’re perfect for vegetable, fruit, and ornamental flower gardeners, they’re also great for houseplant enthusiasts. Why is it so easy to grow houseplants in Smart Pots? Because Smart Pots are made of lightweight, easy-to-carry fabric, it’s easy to transport even large houseplants to the utility sink or…