As a home gardener, you already know that gardening positively promotes what you eat, how you spend your time and the way you interact with the landscape. But do you also know how the seeds you select can help increase pollinator populations?
It happens to the best of us. Hours spent planning, planting, and protecting your home garden and then ... a plethora of unwanted pests arrive. Aphids attack absolutely everything in sight. Cucumber beetles conquer your squash. Beetles bomb your brassicas and slugs slime your seedlings. Seemingly overnight, prized plants become sad sights with sticky residue, curling leaves, and stunted growth.
Dinner parties don’t have to be complicated! Sharing food with people we love is so simple and so powerful. In fact, a casual dinner party can be one of the most wonderful ways to connect with friends and family. If you are one of our many home gardening customers, you already know that cooking with home-grown ingredients makes every dish feel special and taste more flavorful. So why not make the entire dining experience just as distinctive?
As one of the few seed suppliers selling non-GMO, heirloom seeds in people-sized packets, we hear a lot about the seasonal struggles of home gardeners, and we sympathize. And over the years, we have developed some sound strategies that help us keep up (and stay sane) during the height of harvest season.
As one of the few seed sellers to offer non-GMO hybrid, organic and heirloom seeds in smaller quantities at affordable prices—often just a couple of dollars each—Pinetree Garden Seeds is one of the biggest boosters of backyard gardening. So many of our customers have changed their lives for the better by taking up gardening. We hope the list below inspires you to give gardening a go.
All around the Pinetree Garden Seed headquarters in rural Maine, we are already seeing sparks of red and yellow here and there among the trees. Cold weather comes earlier this far north and while we still have a lot of summer weather ahead, we have started getting ready to wind down some of our beds. In other zones, you may have months before your plot goes dormant but when it does, the to-do list below will help you take care and prepare for next spring!
At Pinetree Garden Seeds, we know that making non-GMO, hybrid, organic, and heirloom seeds super-affordable doesn’t always make them accessible. That’s why we give away thousands—that’s right!—thousands of our exceptional, high-quality seeds and seedlings to deserving organizations here in our home state of Maine and across the country each year. Over our 40-year history, that adds up to millions of magical seeds that are making a difference for so many people. And what have those seeds grown into? Read on to find out!
Perhaps because so many of Pinetree Garden Seeds customers are beginning or inexperienced home gardeners, our experts get asked a lot of questions about maximizing limited planting space. Whether you are tending potted plants on an apartment rooftop terrace or trying to feed your family through the winter on just one acre, getting the most from every inch of soil is a common gardening goal.
If you have a little one that will be weaning or adding solid foods soon, you know you want to feed them the safest, most nutritious and delicious foods possible. But if you have spent any time in the baby food aisle in the grocery store, you also know that store-bought baby foods sometimes add sugars or salts, can use a lot of unnecessary packaging and can add quite a bit to your monthly food budget—especially if you choose organic brands.