Summer 2021 Photo Contest

Tuesday, August 31st, 2021
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We’re lucky to have so many customers willing to share their gorgeous garden creations, whether flower, veggie or herb. They email us daily to show off what’s grown from their Eden Brothers’ seeds or bulbs. Knowing how talented our customers are and how photogenic our products can be, we decided …

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Growing Gourds with Joy

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
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Gourds are arguably the most versatile plants you can grow. They are not often eaten (there isn’t enough ‘meat’ on them to make it worth it) but these uniquely shaped and textured vegetables have been used for centuries to fashion tools, dishes, utensils and even rattles for children.  In today’s world it …

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Starting Veggie Seeds Indoors

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021
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The most rewarding aspect of starting seeds indoors is the plethora of choices! You’d never find the variety of tomatoes, lettuces, onions and so many other garden favorites if you’re only shopping for plants in-season. There are plenty of other benefits too, ranging from cost (seeds are cheap!), harvest time, …

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A Lot to Love about Love in a Mist

Tuesday, January 26th, 2021
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We selected Love in a Mist as February 2021’s flower of the month for good reason: you’ll easily fall in love with it! With its wispy, lace-like foliage, this wildflower helps give Nigella damascena its romantic name – Love in a Mist. The name was earned because the lovely blooms …

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6 Essential Peppers for Summer Gardens

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021
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If you want to add a touch of homegrown heat to your summertime recipes, here’s a list of our favorite peppers to grow in a home garden. For best results, peppers should be started indoors, about eight to ten weeks prior to last frost. However, most types of peppers are …

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Best Practices for Pollinator Gardening

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
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Plant a habitat in your back yard. Worldwide, approximately 1,000 plants grown for food, beverages, fibers, spices and medicines need to be pollinated by animals in order to produce the goods on which we depend. By planting gardens designed to attract and sustain pollinators, you’re supporting a healthy ecosystem. Pollinators …

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4 Ways To Preserve Your Fall Harvest

Monday, September 28th, 2020
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After a long season of planting, watering, weeding, mulching, pest control, harvesting and more—the last thing you want is any of your harvest to go to waste. After all, you worked hard to get the greatest yield possible and wasted veggies is no way to end a growing season. So, …

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How to Create a Butterfly and Bee Buffet

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
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Hi. I’m Eric Allen at EdenBrothers.com, and I would like to show you a butterfly and bee buffet created by our staff horticulturalist at Eden Brothers headquarters. He put together a mixture of tall zinnias, the California Giants, and sunflowers. They’re the Mammoth Grey Stripe variety, the most popular, the …

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5 Flowering Plants With Surprising Uses

Monday, October 1st, 2018
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Some people grow plants purely for their aesthetic properties, opting for the most beautiful, interesting or complementary varieties to make their garden pop. Some, on the other hand, like to ensure that what they are growing is both beautiful and potentially useful. Sometimes that utility is unknown until someone happens …

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Offseason Garden Tool Audit: How to Choose the Right Tools for Your Garden

Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Congratulations, you made it through another year of gardening! We hope you enjoyed beautiful blooms, bountiful harvests, and the satisfaction that you created something beautiful at your home. As the growing season comes to a close, one area of your garden that you can still work on is your tools. …

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5 Awesome Growing Tips from Market Gardener Charles Dowding

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018
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If you aren’t familiar with Charles Dowding, it’s time to get acquainted. He’s a soft-spoken British market gardener and author whose YouTube videos are chock full of growing methods that help him increase yields, save space or make his garden easier to manage. His long, informative videos take you through …

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6 Medicinal Plants to Grow in Your Garden

Thursday, June 21st, 2018
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Before the advent of modern pharmaceuticals, people cured what ailed them with a vast array of natural substances, not the least of which derived from plants. Around the world, knowledge of which plants were useful for different symptoms was passed down through the ages and cultivated for the purpose of …

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Gardeners’ Best-Kept Secret on How to Make Your Whole Garden Deer-Resistant

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
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Deer: KEEP OUT! If Bambi likes to chow down on your vegetable plants and maybe strip your rose buds before they open, here’s great news. Years ago, the second spring after I had just created a new garden with expensive rose bushes and a big vegetable patch, it happened. Deer …

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Secrets from the Pros

Sunday, October 1st, 2017
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When you see those mouthwatering photos from Holland, ever wonder how the pros do all that?  Well, there a few things they do and most of us don’t.  It’s amazing how easy it is to plant bulbs like a pro. 1. Plant them close together, not spaced out! Nothing’s more …

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