Indoor Forcing
Organic Sprouts 101

Organic Sprouts 101

What are sprouts? Sprouts are tiny immature plants grown without soil.  Alfalfa and sandwich booster mix make a wonderful addition to any sandwich or salad. We have other sprouts that make a great garnish to any entree, like crunchy bean mix and ancient eastern blend. Visit our sprouting seed page for more sprouts! Why grow sprouts? Growing...
Forcing Hyacinths For Indoor Blooms in 8 Simple Steps

Forcing Hyacinths For Indoor Blooms in 8 Simple Steps

Most fall-planted bulbs (such as tulips, daffodils, and hyacinth) require a “chilling period” in order for them to bloom and grow correctly. In climates where the winter temperatures remain cold enough for an adequate period of time (zones 2 through 7), this “chilling period” is provided naturally when bulbs are planted outdoors. However, if planting...
Bringing Life Indoors

Bringing Life Indoors

Despite the lack of a snowy (or even cold) winter we’ve been experiencing this year, the “cold and flu” season has not been a stranger. Since I was unfortunately plagued with one of these lovely head colds this week, the fourth 3×3 Garden is going to have to wait. However, lucky for you, this means...
Forcing Flower Bulbs - Part Two

Forcing Flower Bulbs – Part Two

Part II: Starting the Forcing Process Ok. So you’ve decided to try your hand at forcing some flower bulbs (or your lack of time to plant the fall bulbs you purchased has decided it for you). Let’s start the process! First off, you will want to decided HOW and WHERE you want to chill your...
Forcing Flower Bulbs

Forcing Flower Bulbs

Part I: What is Forcing??? We’ve all been there: for one reason or another you didn’t get to planting your spring-blooming bulbs this fall. Maybe you live in an apartment or condo where you have no yard, maybe the weather turned colder faster than you expected, or maybe you just plain didn’t get to it....
Planting Tuberous Begonias

Planting Tuberous Begonias

Brilliant Begonias! The next type of spring-planted bulbs we’re going to focus on is the Tuberous Begonia. Known for their wonderful ability to grow in the shade, small habit and lush green foliage, these tubers make great addition to shady gardens and borders. In this article, we’ll review the advantages of using these beauties in...
What to do if You didn't get your Bulbs Planted

What to do if You didn’t get your Bulbs Planted

HELP! I ran out of time to plant my fall bulbs! Now what? “I know you’re not supposed to plant fall bulbs in the spring but we were hit with hard winter weather rather early this year and I am left with at least 100 tulip and daffodil bulbs that were unable to get planted....
Potted Bulbs Finished Blooming...Now What?

Potted Bulbs Finished Blooming…Now What?

Bulbs in Pots: A “One Hit Wonder” or A Lasting Treasure? I’ve received lots of inquiries lately regarding bulbs planted in pots. We’ve all seen it: the gorgeous pots of hyacinth, tulips, and daffodils in full bloom sold at the local supermarket or floral shoppe. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably purchased one (or...
Learn How to Indoor Force Begonias!

Learn How to Indoor Force Begonias!

Tired of Winter? Start Spring Early with Indoor Forcing! So the cookies have all been eaten, the Christmas tree is at the curb, and the stockings are no longer hung. Yet even though the holidays are over, the winter “duldrums” are plentiful: you’re still zipping up your bulky coat before leaving the house, you barely...
Looking for the perfect gift??? Give an Amaryllis this year!

Looking for the perfect gift??? Give an Amaryllis this year!

Amaryllis: The Gift that Keeps on Giving! As hard as it is to believe, the holidays are just around the corner. That being said, whether you’re the organized shopper who bought everyone’s Christmas gift over the summer or you’re the procrastinator without a clue, there’s bound to be someone who seems to have everything. Or...