Blog posts

June 21, 2024
Ten Tasks To Prepare Your Garden for Winter—and Give You an Early Start to Spring

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...

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Kim's Green Onion Salt Recipe

Our Garden Goddess Kim treated us to some yummy homemade Green Onion Salt this fall.  She used the Parade Bunching Onions we grew in the trial gardens this year and...

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Pinetree's Perfect Pumpkin Bread Recipe

This Pumpkin Bread recipe is perfectly moist, balanced and buttery 🍞

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Growing Your Own Food and Why It Makes You So Happy

Did you know, there's a bacteria in your garden soil that actively prevents stress and inflammation?  There's no better flavor than that of veggies picked fresh from your own backyard....

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Windowsill Wonders: Small Pots, Little Effort, Big Benefits

Indoor gardening can be the perfect pick-me-up at any time of year but they are particularly comforting when it is cold outside and your backyard garden has gone dormant. Without...

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Self-Pollinating Flowers Perfect For Your Low-Maintenance Garden

Guest Blog Written By Chris Tweten  Low Maintenance, Self-Pollinating Flowers For Your Garden  Maintaining a beautiful garden can be a rewarding experience. However, it does require time and dedication, especially if...

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Live a Little, Grow Wild! Why Wildflowers and Native Plants Make A World of Difference

More Flora Means More Fauna and a Bit Less Lawn(a) As gardeners, we’re no strangers to the plea for pollinator friendly plantings. Thousands of crops we depend on for food...

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Get to Know Matthew! Head of Customer Service

Greeter, problem solver, gardener therapist and everything in between, Matthew is the one you seek when you reach out to us at PGS He joined our team in November of 2021...

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Sunflowers: To Bee or Not To Bee Pollen Free

A Case For Growing Both!   Pollen- free sounds amazing doesn’t it? No sneezing, no watery eyes, no persistent yellow dust on..well, everything it can reach. But! We know as...

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