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Getting “Bac” to Basics: Four Tips for  Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes
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Getting “Bac” to Basics: Four Tips for Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes

4 Tips for Cultivating Soil Bacteria and Garden Microbes Plants and microbes have evolved together for hundreds of millions of years. Their connection is a basic building block for earth’s terrestrial ecosystems. Today, scientists recognize microorganisms as key contributors to plant growth and health. In the garden, all those invisible microbes can make or break…

Spring Garden Ideas That Dazzle: 3 Garden Combos You Absolutely Must Try
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Spring Garden Ideas That Dazzle: 3 Garden Combos You Absolutely Must Try

There’s something in the air. You can feel it in your bones. Yep, it’s planting season again. This year why not try something a little different? Shake things up with unexpected combinations that will make your garden pop. Here are three of our favorite spring garden ideas that serve up some serious eye candy. Tulips…

Delivering Oxygen Where it Counts: Tips for Growing Healthy Roots
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Delivering Oxygen Where it Counts: Tips for Growing Healthy Roots

If you’re like most people, you know that plants consume carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere. Plants are widely known as the planet’s primary oxygen producers. The Amazon rainforest produces about 20% of the world’s oxygen, earning it the nickname “The Lungs of the Earth.” What many people don’t know is that plants…

Key Selling Points for Smart Pots: The Best Pots for Plants
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Key Selling Points for Smart Pots: The Best Pots for Plants

As a consumer category, plant pots aren’t fundamentally different from any other durable good. When comparing products, customers seek maximum value — the biggest bang for their discretionary buck. And when it comes to gardening containers, maximum value unquestionably resides in Smart Pots. Let’s break down key points of differentiation that make Smart Pots the…

Start Your School Garden with Fabric Pots
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Start Your School Garden with Fabric Pots

A popular trend is gaining momentum across America. In communities coast to coast, school gardens are springing up. Student gardens provide a cornucopia of educational benefits — not to mention delicious vegetables for students and their families. Here are just a few of the perks they provide: Strong Social and Emotional Skills — Collaborating on…

Caring for Tropical Plants: Transitioning Outside for Spring
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Caring for Tropical Plants: Transitioning Outside for Spring

Spring Fever is in the Air If you’re like many plant enthusiasts, you’re probably gearing up for the glorious transition to spring. And that means moving your cooped up tropical flowers back into the great outdoors. As you lay the groundwork for a magical growing season, here are four tips to help you with tropical…

The Big Bag Bed Raised Bed Container Garden:  Which Size is Right for You?
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The Big Bag Bed Raised Bed Container Garden: Which Size is Right for You?

If you’ve decided to take the plunge and start a raised bed container garden, good for you! Raised garden beds offer numerous benefits over in-ground gardens. They protect your crops from pests like moles and gophers. They’re perfect for areas with hard, rocky soil. And you can set them up just about anywhere — in…

How to Spot a Fake Smart Pot
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How to Spot a Fake Smart Pot

First, a Quick History Lesson… In 1984, High Caliper Growing introduced fabric pots to the tree farm industry. Invented four years earlier by Ralph Reiger from Oklahoma City, fabric pots immediately drew the attention of progressive tree farmers and nurseries. These early adopters were eager to find a product that improved the speed and efficiency…