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Dream Garden Green!

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

While visiting the local grocery store’s produce section, I checked out the tomatoes. They’re vine ripened and organically grow, Hey Great! Look at the price, OUUCH! The next display had a better price per pound but the tomatoes looked whitish/pink and probably tasted like pasty chalk. Next stop the salad...

Pesche’s Professional Potting and Planting Soil

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

Inexperienced gardeners often wonder why high quality potting mixes do not look like the rich, black loamy dirt found in lawns and gardens. Plants obviously thrive in this soil, so why not use it as a potting soil? Many years ago, professional growers discovered that no matter how rich looking,...

Give Your Tomatoes a Kick Start

Ben HenryMay 17, '20

I usually get my tomatoes in mid April and transplant them into 1 gallon containers. Cut the top off a gallon plastic milk bottle and punch plenty of holes in the bottom for drainage (this is food grade plastic) or use a clean 1 gallon nursery pot. Put a couple...