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GARDEN TIME with DOUG – 15th Annual Weather in the Garden Event

GET YOUR FRONT ROW SEAT TO THE BIGGEST GARDENING EVENT IN RICHMOND WITH WEATHER IN THE GARDEN THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 233 STARTING @ 10:00. It’s hard to imagine that The Great Big Greenhouse and the NBC 12 Weather Alert Team have been co-hosting this event for 15 years. This all started in 2005. Over the…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – My Top 5 Favorite Vegetables

By Bonnie Pega
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I try to plant at least one new thing every year—both in my flower and my veggie/herb garden. Over the past few years, I’ve come up with a list of my favorite vegetables so far. As I continue to try new things, this list is definitely subject to change. Most of my favorite vegetables are…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Mulch and Preen, a Great Gardening Combination

MULCH AND PREEN TOGETHER PROVIDE A ONE-TWO PUNCH AGAINST WEEDS. Everyone knows what mulch is. But, how many of you are familiar with the product PREEN? HOW DOES PREEN WORK? PREEN is a pre-emergent weed preventer that creates a weed-prevention barrier in the top layer of soil and mulch. Preen will NOT kill weeds that…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – How to Plant Edibles From Roots or Sets

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

What is tastier than asparagus straight from the garden—or strawberries still warm from the sun; spring onions so fresh that soil is still clinging to them? There are a number of edibles that are grown from packaged roots. They are easy, inexpensive, and fun to grow. Some are even perennial and will provide delicious vegetables…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Let’s Get Ready for Spring!

SPRING IS OFFICIALLY HERE IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS – Yeah!!!!! To add to all this excitement is that Daylight Saving Time starting this coming Sunday, March 10, and this time change will give us more sunlight hours in the evening to enjoy the outside when we get home from work or school. With sunshine…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Questions on Seed Starting Indoors

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Last week I wrote my blog about starting seeds indoors.  This week I’ll mention some of the most common questions I get about starting seeds indoors. Why are my seedlings so long and floppy? This is a condition called etiolation. This is caused by inadequate light. The only way to fix this is to give…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – March Gardening Checklist

SPRING WILL OFFICIALLY BE HERE LATER THIS MONTH. ARE YOU READY? March is an exciting month for gardeners. Daylight Saving Time is here March 10 whereby our sunset will be at 7:37 PM. How exciting is this that we will have more time to spend outdoors. And, spring will officially be here March 20. The…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Starting Seeds

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Right now is a good time to start thinking about starting seeds for outdoor planting.  Seed packets will tell you to start a certain number of weeks before our average last frost date.  Some people will tell you mid-April is our last frost date.  I’ll remind you that last spring we had SNOW after mid-April…

GARDEN TIME with DOUG – Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers

GROWING VEGETABLES AND HERBS IN CONTAINERS IS AN EASY WAY TO ENJOY FRESH, HOME-GROWN FOOD. Now that it is late February, this is the best time to plan and prepare for container gardens on your patio, deck, balcony, or in your landscape gardens. Before we get started you need to ask yourself “do I have…

BONNIE’S GARDEN – Indoor Plant Projects To Do With Kids

By Bonnie Pega
Bonnie's Garden

Every winter I hear customers complaining about long gray winter days and bored kids.  There are some fun indoor gardening activities you can use to occupy your kids, as well as teaching them a little something about gardening—and maybe even getting them to “know” their vegetables a little more.  And, even better, they’re fun for…

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