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Category Archives: Seeds & Bulbs

Ep 65 | 8 Planting Errors… And How To Avoid Them

As we’re heading into the highly anticipated planting season, the Helpful Gardeners wanted to send out a little PSA on the common planting errors and how to avoid them. 1. When Planting Directly into a Pot, Make Sure It Has Drainage Holes If you’re creating annual planters this growing season, make sure your pots have […]

Ep 63 | Climatizing and Transplanting Plants

There has been a word drifting around the greenhouse lately, and it’s “acclimatizing”. What does that mean and how does it benefit your plants especially at transplanting time? Plus, when it does come time to transplant your annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, what is the best way to go about it? We’ll talk about water, […]

Ep 58 | Starting from Seed: Flowers

Starting Flowers from Seed Rounding out our Seed Starting Mini Series is a look into growing flowers from seed! In many ways, this will be a total 180 degree shift from growing veggies and fruit. Flowers aren’t targeted as much by bugs and disease, they benefit from deadheading, and they’re grown more for aesthetic purposes […]

Ep 55 | Starting from Seed: Root Vegetables

Welcome back to the Helpful Gardeners Podcast! This week, we ‘rooting’ around the subject of root vegetables! How do we start them from seed, maintain them, and harvest them! Root Vegetables Root vegetables are pretty general in their needs. They all grow underground, can be cold hardy, and can sometimes be grown multiple times in […]

Ep53 | Planning Garden Beds

Welcome back to the Helpful Gardeners Podcast! What’s the one thing we’re seeing in every basket and cart at the greenhouse this week? SEEDS! We are buzzing with excitement! We thought it was an important time to talk about the things you should consider before committing to a seed haul. TIMECODES 00:00 Introduction 04:00 Look […]

The Helpful Gardeners | Ep 50 – Tiny Titans: The Marvels of Microgreens and Sprouts

Welcome back to the Helpful Gardeners Podcast! This week, the gardeners explore sprouts and microgreens to figure out why they’re so good for us, how to grow them, and even what they taste like! Plus, find out what microgreen the gardeners identify with the most in the Hypothetical Question of the week. What are Microgreens […]

The Helpful Gardeners Podcast | Ep39: Planting Amaryllis and bringing fictional plants to life

This week, we’re unearthing one of the most vibrant houseplants admired during the holiday season. The Amaryllis flower has a big personality and we’re going to talk about how to plant them, care for them, and store them after they’ve finished blooming. Also, stay tuned for our extra fun hypothetical question of the week! What […]

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