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  • Compost 101 - All About Composting
    Turn your kitchen scraps and yard waste into gardener's gold! We walk you through composting basics.
  • Watch: How the Dual-Batch Compost Tumbler works
    Batch composting is the fastest and most efficient way to produce high quality compost, and our Dual-Batch tumbler makes it easy.
  • Compost Troubleshooting Tips
    If your compost isn't cooking, review these tips to get things going again.
  • Jumpstart Your Compost
    Need compost in a hurry? Here are a few things you can do to speed your decomposers along.
  • Get "Rich" Quick with Batch Composting
    Get (compost) rich quick! Batch composting lets you save up your raw materials in separate piles until you have enough for one big batch.
  • How to Choose a Composter
    Eager to compost but not sure what bin is right for you? We help you choose the best composter for the job.
  • Building Healthy Soil
    Learn what you need to build healthy soil for a flourishing garden.
  • How To Master Worm Composting
    Yes, worms can make great indoor pets — as long as they're making compost.
  • The Simple Truth About Composting
    Composting myths, busted! Creating rich compost is easier than you think.
  • Compost Your Coffee Grounds
    Learn how to use coffee grounds in your compost bin.
  • How to Make Compost Tea
    Compost tea, a potent, microbial elixir will invigorate your garden with beneficial microbes that will reduce disease problems, ward off pests, and boost plant vigor.
  • Fall Soil Improvements
    After a summer of growing, fall is a great time to rebuild your soil with compost, raw organic matter, and any other amendments.
  • Multi-Bin Composting: Easy As 1-2-3!
    Get ready to make heaps of rich, finished compost! Learn how to compost with a multi-bin system.
  • How to Recharge Your Raised Bed Soil
    Time to prep your beds for a glorious garden season! Here are a few tips to revive your raised bed soil.
  • Gardening with Chickens: Making Compost (It’s Free Fertilizer!)
    [Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of three blog posts featuring excerpts from Lisa Steele’s book, Gardening with Chickens: Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens. Read the first post on Getting Started and the second post on Garden Pest Control.]
  • Out of the Garbage Can and into the Pile
    With the increase in composting, recycling, and reuse programs, it's easier than ever to limit the amount of waste going in our garbage cans.
  • Using Shredded Leaves
    How to make the most of one of nature's free soil builders.
  • Put Fall Leaves to Work
    Leaves aren't "litter"! Keep leaves out of the landfill, and put them to work in your garden instead.
  • Leaves are This Gardener's Gold
    A self-described "leaf rescuer" takes unwanted leaves from neighbors, and turns them into a season-extending mulch.
  • Corn Leaf Blight
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • From Empty Lawn to Tropical Oasis
    Compost and water conservation helped one gardener convert her southern California lawn into a lush landscape.
  • Super-Powered Soils
    Our new and improved potting mixes contain mycorrhizae for healthier plants with up 35% higher yields compared to mixes without this beneficial fungi.
  • Soil Regeneration
    At Gardener's Supply, we believe that healthy soils are the foundation for healthy gardens, healthy people, and a healthy planet.
  • Blackleg
    Techniques for prevention and control of the blackleg fungal disease on cabbage-family plants in your garden.
  • Appreciating the Science and Mystery of Gardening
    From tiny, emerging flower buds to dark, nutrient-rich compost, Suzanne DeJohn witnesses nature’s little miracles every day while she’s gardening at her Williston, Vermont, home. Learn how gardening satisfies Suzanne’s scientific curiosity while also feeding her soul.
  • Watering Techniques and Tools
    With the right tools and techniques, you can keep your plants happy no matter the climate.
  • After the Fall, Get Shredding
    What to do with all those fall leaves? Shred them and then rebuild your garden soil with them!
  • Sheet Mulching 101
    Sheet mulching converts grass to a nutrient-rich garden bed, ready for planting. We show you how!
  • How to Choose Potting Soil
    Our garden-tested potting mixes are formulated to guarantee great results.
  • Classroom Composting
    World history, sustainability and vermiculture. It may sound like an unlikely combination, but to the students in Patty Brushett's history class, it makes perfect sense.
  • Deterring Bears on Your Property
    It's in everyone's best interest — including the bears' — to discourage human/bear interactions and keep bears wild.
  • Fall Landscape Cleanup Dos and Don'ts
    Rethink your fall landscape clean-up with wildlife and soil health in mind.
  • Potting Soil and Fertilizer Finder
    Learn how to choose the right potting soil and fertilizer for whatever you want to grow. Our exclusive garden-tested soils and fertilizers provide optimum growing conditions.
  • Oregano
    Oregano grows best in full sun in well-drained soil. Add some sand and compost to the soil at planting time, but not fertilizer.
  • Small-Sized Secrets to Great Soil
    How to enrich your soil with beneficial microorganisms that keep plants thriving, pest-free, and beautiful.
  • Early Blight
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Fruit Fly
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • How Much Soil Do I Need?
    Use the Soil Calculator to figure out the total amount of soil you'll need for each bed.
  • Give Old Potting Soil New Life
    Yes, you can re-use the old soil in your pots and raised beds. Just start the season with a boost of fertilizer and nutrients to ensure good results.
  • Late-Summer Planting Yields Fall Vegetables
    Seeds germinate fast when the soil is already warm from that summer sun. For delicious fall crops of spinach, lettuce, peas, kale, and broccoli, late summer is the time to plant.
  • 7 Ways Every Gardener Can Combat Climate Change
    A few small gardening habits can make a huge, positive impact on our environment.
  • Fertilizer Basics
    Well-fed plants are healthier, more productive, and more attractive. This article covers the basics of why and how to fertilize your garden.
  • Meet a Gardener
    Learn about some of the members of our gardening community, including Gardener's Supply employee-owners, customers, and garden testers.
  • Four Keys to Organic Gardening Success
    The principles behind organic gardening are much simpler than you might think.
  • How to Create a No-Dig Garden
    Save your back AND create healthy, fertile soil! Watch gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi create a ready-to-plant garden without any tilling.
  • Alpine Strawberries
    Unlike their rambling cousins, alpine strawberries are tidy, mounding plants that are ideal for small-space gardens.
  • Gardening in Raised Beds: Four Tips for Success
    In this 4-part video, our friend and gardening expert Charlie Nardozzi provides tips for success with your raised bed garden.
  • Grow Camp FAQs
    Give your garden a home with a Grow Camp, an easy-to-set up tent.
  • Our Commitment to the Environment
    We are in business to spread the joys and rewards of gardening, in part because we believe that gardening can bring about positive change in people's lives, in communities and in the environment.
  • Watch: How to Plant Bare-root Raspberries
    Learn how to plant raspberries in a step-by-step slideshow.
  • Wirestem
    Wirestem gets its name from the damage it causes to plant stems at the soil line. The stem shrivels and becomes wire-like, leading to wilting and death.
  • Verticillum Wilt
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Bacterial Soft Rot
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Bacterial Spot
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Potato Scab
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Bacterial Wilt
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Corn
    Sweet corn that gets plunked into a pot of boiling water within moments after it has been picked, is one of life's great pleasures. But growing corn in a small backyard plot is a little challenging.
  • Tip: Save Time With 'Sheet Composting'
    Layers of leaves, compost, newspaper, and cardboard provide the foundation for a nutrient-rich new garden bed.
  • Success With Potatoes
    Despite a small, shady yard, cool weather and some challenging wildlife, Cindi Coffen is able to produce an abundant potato harvest.
  • Second Plantings
    When you garden in raised beds, it’s easy to keep every square foot in production from early spring right through summer, fall and early winter.
  • All About Soils
    We show you how to build healthy soil for an abundant garden.
  • You Can Make a Difference in Your Backyard and Community!
    Being a force for good is at the core of our business. We share 10 simple steps you can do to improve the health of people and the planet.
  • Essential Tools for Gardeners
    New to gardening? Here's our list of essential tools every gardener should have in their collection.
  • Container Gardening
    How to successfully grow plants in containers -- indoors and out.
  • Here's the Dirt: Common Soil Terms
    Trying to decipher all the letters, numbers, and terminology on the back of your bag of potting soil or fertilizer?
  • Making Leaf Mold
    Learn how to turn fall leaves into a soil-enriching mulch.
  • Asparagus
    How to plant, grow, and harvest asparagus.
  • How to Grow Daylilies
    You've probably seen daylilies grow EVERYWHERE — they thrive from Minnesota to Florida (zones 3 through 9) and bloom faithfully for years with virtually no attention.
  • How to Grow Asparagus
    Want fresh asparagus in your garden? The key is to spend time preparing the proper bed.
  • Eight Steps to a Water-Wise Garden
    Learn how to reduce your consumption of water, lower your water bill, and still have a beautiful, productive garden.
  • Kale and Collards
    A tale of two greens: kale and collards.
  • Sweet Potatoes
    Sweet potatoes are hot-climate favorites. If you're growing it in the north, it will benefit from a bit of coaxing, but you can still get good results.
  • Growing Vegetables in Straw Bales
    Think of the straw bale as a large container with a volume of 40 gallons. As the straw begins to break down, it turns into a rich, compostable planter that's ideal for growing vegetables.
  • How to Grow Sweet Potatoes
    Learn how to grow sweet potatoes in garden beds, raised beds, or our Potato Grow Bags.
  • Don't Forget to Feed Your Plants
    Three reasons why plants in containers and hanging baskets need a little extra nutrient boost.
  • Plant Diseases 101
    Leaf spots, wilting, blackened fruits...nothing you'd like to see in your garden! Here are some signs of common plant diseases.
  • Rhubarb
    Rhubarb is a long-lived perennial grown for its succulent, super-tart stalks. It is usually one of the first spring foods that can be eaten from the garden.
  • A Cold-Climate Gardener Adapts to the Tropics
    In Guanacaste, Costa Rica, gardeners face huge challenges. The year is split into two seasons: A six-month rainy season June through November, followed by a dry season that lasts from December through May.
  • Cabbage
    Given cool weather and adequate moisture, cabbage is easy to grow. In the South, cabbage can be grown in the winter months.
  • Fusarium Basal Rot
    Techniques for prevention and control.
  • Peppers (sweet)
    Peppers come in all colors and sizes. Some are as sweet as an apple and others are so hot that they'll burn the skin on your hands.
  • Cilantro
    Cilantro is easy to grow and self-sows freely. Plant it once, let a few of the plants go to seed, and it will be back the following year.
  • Dill
    Dill is easy to grow and reaches its full height of 2 to 3 feet in just four to six weeks. The seeds and the foliage are both flavorful.
  • How To Use Our Tomato Halo
    Controls weeds, encourages stronger roots, and prevents cutworm invasions: our Tomato Halo truly pampers your tomato plants.
  • Large-Capacity Rain Barrels Solve One Gardener's Water Problem
    On a hillside northwest of Los Angeles, firefighter Mike Nava takes us on a tour of his lush, rain barrel-fed garden.
  • Preventing Rats in the Garden and Home
    Persistence is needed to keep rats out of your garden, greenhouse, and garage.
  • Thai Basil
    A cousin of the popular sweet basil, Thai basil has a somewhat stronger flavor with a hint of licorice and is popular in the cuisines of Southeast Asia.
  • Watch: Grow Seeds in an Eggshell
    Yes, you can truly grow microgreens anywhere!
  • Root Rot
    Prevent this fungus, which can be common in bean plants.
  • Raccoons: Nocturnal Nuisances
    Don't let this nocturnal bandit into your garden, compost, or trash.
  • Opossum Control
    Prevent opossums from rummaging around your garden with repellants, fencing, and good old scare tactics.
  • Lemon Verbena
    Lemon verbena forms a shrubby plant that benefits from regular pruning to keep it from getting leggy. Fortunately, regular trimming also gives you plenty of citrusy leaves for use in beverages and dishes.
  • Fertilize Your Lawn With Grass Clippings
    It couldn't be simpler to feed your lawn with humble grass clippings.
  • How to Prune Wisteria
    Learn when and how to prune wisteria for spectacular blooms.
  • Essential Tools for Fall Cleanup
    Having the right tools at hand makes the yardwork more fun and efficient.
  • She Raised Her Beds for Gardening Success
    Raised beds provide this Cincinnati family with winning gardens.
  • Tarragon
    Tarragon is a perennial herb in zones 4 and warmer. It develops into a bushy, somewhat leggy plant approximately 18-36" tall.
  • How To Prevent Root-Knot Nematode
    Without proper control, root-knot nematodes can wipe-out carrots, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  • Every Day is Earth Day When You Grow a Garden
    Earth Day isn't just a day to celebrate this planet; it's also a call to action. Here are some of our favorite Earth-friendly gardening practices.
  • Spinach
    Spinach is a cool-weather crop. Plant seeds directly into the garden, four to six weeks before the last spring frost.
  • Basil
    Basil is one of the most versatile herbs you can grow. Freshly picked leaves can be added to salads, sandwiches and sauces, and can be made into pesto or dried for use in the winter
  • Gardening in Zones 7-10
    Tips and tricks for gardeners growing in our warmest climates.
  • How to Grow Clematis
    New to clematis? Learn how to grow this glorious, hardy, flowering vine.
  • Double Your Harvest with Succession Planting
    Regularly seeding and rotating your crops will extend your growing season and make the most of a small garden space.
  • Parsnip
    How to seed, grow, and harvest parsnip.
  • Turnip
    Turnips are not the most glamorous vegetables in the garden; even so, they're excellent keepers. Use them like potatoes.
  • Thyme
    Thyme is a Mediterranean native that thrives in hot, dry conditions.Growing it in a raised bed -- or a pot -- is a good way to give thyme the well-drained soil conditions it demands.
  • Custom Designs for Raised Beds
    Think beyond the rectangle with our Raised Bed Corners and In-Line Connectors.
  • Recharge Your Houseplants Through Repotting
    Give your houseplants a fresh start or a little more growing room.
  • Choosing the Right Mulch for Vegetable Gardens
    There are dozens of techniques for mulching your vegetable garden. For best results, match the mulch to the crop, weather, and soil type.
  • Be a Grower, Not a Mower
    Reduce the size of your grass lawn and create a beautiful, low-maintenance landscape that conserves water and provides wildlife habitat.
  • Kohlrabi
    Despite its strange appearance, fast-growing kohlrabi is a terrific addition to the garden -- as well as salads or stews.
  • Rutabagas
    Rutabagas often the brunt of jokes; even so, they're excellent vegetables that keep well. Use them like potatoes.
  • Potatoes
    Growing potatoes can be easy. One small chunk of potato, planted in the spring in rich soil, can yield 1-6 pounds of potatoes by summer's end.
  • Cauliflower
    Garden-fresh cauliflower is a delicious treat, but for a small raised bed, it’s a bit of a luxury crop. Unlike its productive cousin broccoli, cauliflower produces only one head per season (and no side shoots) and it takes up just as much space.
  • Bok Choy
    Bok Choy is a heavy feeder. It needs rich soil with plenty of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.
  • Fennel
    Fennel grows best in full sun and rich soil that gets plenty of moisture and has a near-neutral pH. That said, fennel is quite forgiving of less than perfect conditions.
  • Lawn, Reimagined
    Lawn doesn't need to be a sterile sea of green — yours can be a colorful carpet that supports birds, bees, and butterflies.
  • Gardening for Social Justice
  • When is it Warm Enough to Plant?
    Planting your seeds in warm soil ensures a good germination rate and successful garden.
  • New to Gardening? Start here!
    We want to set you up for gardening success, whether you're growing a full flower garden or a simple pot of tomatoes on the patio.
  • How to Grow Strawberries
    Learn how to grow strawberries -- which should be planted 12-18" apart, so the crown (where the roots and shoots join) is level with the soil surface.
  • How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies
    Getting fruit flies out of the kitchen takes a bit of persistence, but you CAN do it without pesticides!
  • Grow Higher: Elevated Raised Garden Beds
    Bring the garden right up to your fingertips or patio door with an elevated raised bed.
  • Squash (winter)
    How to grow winter squash, from seed to harvest.
  • Leeks
    Leeks are easy to grow. They require little to no attention and are generally pest-free.
  • Sage
    For best results, buy a small sage plant rather than starting it from seed. There are many different varieties and colors of sage, and the seeds do not always produce the plant you expect.
  • Carrots in a Grow Bag
    What can you grow in a Grow Bag? As we discovered in our test gardens this summer, almost anything!
  • Caring for a Wilson Olive Tree
    Slow-growing and. perfectly happy in dry conditions, the Wilson olive tree can make a lovely houseplant.
  • The Harvest Homestretch
    Late summer is the seventh-inning stretch of the vegetable garden; time to step back and reassess. Here are a few tips from an old pro on how to score big harvests in the end.
  • Eco-Friendly Flower-Arranging Techniques
    Discover earth-friendly flower-arranging techniques -- ditch the traditional florist foam.
  • Planting and Care for the Grove Burning Bush
    Hardy in zones 4 through 8, the Grove Compactus Burning Bush brings vivid color to your landscape.
  • How to Grow Gladiolus
    These classic flower spikes have been adorning summer gardens and bouquets for generations! Learn how to plant, care for, and harvest bold, beautiful gladiolus.
  • Design a Garden For Lavender
    With the right soil, you can design a "dry garden" and grow beautiful lavender just about anywhere.
  • Using the Aquacorner® Raised Bed Soaker System
    How to use the Aquacorner to create new raised beds or retrofit existing beds.
  • Keeping Animal Pests Out of Your Garden
    What is a nature-loving, generally peaceful gardener to do when voles, woodchucks, squirrels, gophers, rabbits, moles, and other small mammals wreak havoc on our gardens?
  • Okra
    Okra is the quintessential "Deep South" vegetable. Even so, with some special care, you can grow it successfully in colder zones.
  • Divide and Conquer: The Secret to a Great-Looking Perennial Garden
    Whether they've outgrown their space or have just quit flowering, some perennials benefit from regular dividing.
  • How to Build an Herb Spiral
    What's an "herb spiral"? Unlike a traditional flat garden, an herb spiral is 3-dimensional and packs more plants in a smaller space.
  • 4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Lawn
    To establish a healthy, low-maintenance lawn, you need to work from the soil up.
  • How to Tell When Melons are Ripe
    One of the best things about growing your own melons, is that you can pick them at the peak of flavor. Learn how to tell when your melons are just right.
  • Grow Carrots in a Grow Bag
    Using our Grow Bags, you can grow a crop of crisp, sweet carrots right in a container.
  • Growing Berries and Asparagus in Raised Beds
    Dreaming of a backyard berry patch? An asparagus bed?
  • How to Build a Raised Garden Bed
    Learn how to build your own raised garden bed! Our aluminum Lifetime Corners and Connectors make DIY raised beds fast and foolproof.
  • How to Grow Lilies
    How to plant and grow Asiatic Lilies, Oriental Lilies and more.
  • Bring Birds to the Yard!
    It's all about habitat, habitat, habitat.
  • Be Bold! Grow Vegetables in Your Front Yard!
    Upgrading your front yard to a vegetable garden is sure to raise a few eyebrows, but if you do it right, you'll impress the skeptics.
  • Blueberries
    Growing three varieties of blueberries, planted at least 4 to 5 feet apart, will give the best results. They grow slowly, especially in cooler climates.
  • How to Grow Beans
    How to seed, grow, and harvest beans.
  • How to Grow Potatoes in our Potato Grow Bag
    Want to grow potatoes on the patio? We show you how!
  • Revitalize Your Houseplants with Worm Castings
    A few years ago a young woman asked me for help with her large, potted acacia tree. “I’ve had it for several years, and it was doing fine until recently.
  • Garden Crusader: Emily Posner
    Meet Emily Posner of Portland, Maine
  • Backyard Berries
    Enjoy the sweetness of homegrown fruits! We share tips for growing backyard berries.
  • How to Prevent Late Blight on Tomatoes
    Save your tomatoes with these five tips.
  • How to Grow Dahlias
    We show you how to plant, grow, and overwinter our favorite flowering tuber.
  • Coir: A Better Way to Start Seeds
    Garden with coir and grow stronger seedlings, harvest bigger crops, and give yourself a green star for using a sustainable planting medium.
  • How To Grow and Harvest Garlic
    Learn how (and when) to harvest your garden garlic.
  • Onions
    Onions can be confusing for new gardeners. Should you grow long-day or short-day onions?
  • Garden Bathing
    While any good gardener knows how good gardening feels, recent research has shown that simply being in your garden -- even for just a few minutes -- has tons of health benefits.
  • Gardening on the Deck
    One gardener's quest to overcome diabetic neuropathy has led her to gardening right on her deck.
  • Navigating the Midsummer Garden Doldrums
    If you and your garden have entered the midsummer doldrums, here are a few techniques to perk you both up.
  • Raised Bed Buying Guide
    New to world of raised beds? Let us show you around the many sizes, shapes, and materials to choose from.
  • Sand? Clay? Loam? What Type of Soil Do You Have?
    Check out this quick and simple test to determine if you have sandy soil, or clay, or loam.
  • How to Make Natural Dyes From Plants
    Grow a garden to dye for! Learn how to make natural fabric dyes with plants.
  • How to Plant Bare-Root Trees and Shrubs
    Barerooot plants are often less expensive and quicker to establish than container-grown plants. Learn how to plant bareroot shrubs and trees.
  • Working With Nature to Minimize Pest and Disease Problems
    Your garden is an ecosystem — here are seven ways to strike a balance between pest control and a healthy garden.
  • Gardening Techniques for Dry Weather
    Help your plants survive periods of little to no rain with these tips.
  • Our Backyard: The Intervale
    Our Burlington, VT, headquarters are at the edge of a 700-acre floodplain known as "the Intervale". This "backyard" is a combination of farmland, forest and wetlands that's been under cultivation for centuries, going back to 3000 BC, when small groups of Native Americans camped in the area to take advantage of seasonally available resources.
  • Urban Vegetable Gardening
    With the right containers, raised beds, and potting mix, you can grow a huge amount of veggies in a tiny space.
  • Fresh Ideas for Green Beans
    When backyard beans are plentiful, use these recipes and techniques to ensure that you'll never tire of another harvest.
  • How to Grow Salad Greens All Year
    Don't let your hardiness zone limit your garden greens! Choose the right crop variety and create the right microclimate — and get ready for delicious, home-grown salads almost every day of the year.
  • Make Goat Cheese at Home
    Making your own chevre is easy when you start with the Deluxe Cheese-Making Kit, which contains almost everything you need. Just add goat's milk.
  • How to Grow Pumpkins
    Pumpkins are long-season, heat-loving crops that can take 100 days to fully ripen. Cold-climate gardeners may want to start seeds indoors.
  • Five Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!
    Do good for the Earth, every day. Start by planting a tree, then check out our other four tips.
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Beautiful Bonsai
    One Gardener's Supply employee introduces the basics of bonsai, which combines horticultural techniques with ancient aesthetics.
  • Herbs for Health
    Homegrown herbs can play an important part in supporting your health. Learn about herbs to grow and use in healing teas, tinctures, and salves.
  • Best Materials for Raised Beds
    Wood? Metal?
  • Planting Plans for Elevated Raised Beds
    Kitchen garden expert Ellen Ecker Ogden presents planting plans for our Elevated Raised Beds that bring both flavor and color.
  • How to Plant a Tree or Shrub
    Looking for success with a new tree or shrub? It's all about planting depth.
  • Bring Flowering Bulbs Indoors
    When winter's chill forces the gardener to move indoors, windowsills come into bloom.
  • Amaryllis FAQs
    We answer the most common amaryllis questions, from planting to watering to getting them to rebloom.
  • Watering Plants While Away
    Come home to healthy houseplants and abundant gardens with these