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February 06, 2016
Botanical Interests seeds are about to arrive on our sales floor. Our good friends there sent some helpful info on starting onions:
Onion seeds should be started indoors (with the exception of the South) 10 to12 weeks ahead of your average last spring frost, and transplanted out 4 to 6 weeks before your average last spring frost. Leeks and shallots also follow the onion rule- the bigger the transplant, the bigger the potential yield, so start these early (8 to 10 weeks before average last spring frost). Shallots are cold hardy and can also be transplanted out in the fall, and over-wintered from Alaska to Hawaii to S. Florida.
Growing onions from seed versus starter plants offers a wider variety, is less expensive, and gives you more control over growing conditions and inputs like fertilizer or pesticides. Plus, we are all itching to get our hands dirty again!
Tips for growing onions, leeks, and shallots
Bulbing onions require special attention at sowing because their growth is triggered by day length (latitude). Understanding what varieties grow best in your area is the first step to success.
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May 18, 2020
Reopening the store to the public is something we are working towards, and thinking a lot about.
Unfortunately, due to many factors, it is far more complicated than just opening our doors. In addition to making sure we have procedures in place to keep both staff and customers safe, the physical layout of the store is being altered to allow proper distancing to maintain safety.
April 15, 2020
For all pickups and deliveries, our employees are instructed to wear gloves and face masks.
Within the garden center, all employees are required to wear face masks, and gloves when possible, as well as regularly wash their hands. Frequently touched surfaces, such as doors, counters and carts, are cleaned several times a day.
March 24, 2020
Micro- and baby greens are tiny, tender, flavorful seedlings of vegetables and/or herbs. Microgreens may be harvested for their youngest leaves, while baby greens are harvested at 2"–4". Both pack a big punch when it comes to nutrients. Studies show they can be up to 40 times richer in vital nutrients than their mature counterparts.
Microgreens and baby greens are not just for chef-inspired plates anymore—these nutrient powerhouses can grow right on your windowsill.
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