Seed tray next to wooden basket with seed packets, both in front of a bag of Green Mountain Compost Seed Starter.

How to choose the seed you need

Seed catalogs and garden center seed shelves touting photos of glorious looking flowers and veggies are like eye candy for winter-weary souls. But with so many seed companies and options for what to grow, choosing seeds can feel a bit overwhelming! There’s much to say about seeds, but we’ve pieced together just a few guidelines…
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Leafy green plant next to a window.

Sunny tips for keeping houseplants healthy through the dark days of winter

During these months of a stark landscape and scarce light, it can be a wonderful gift to come home to a home full of lush plants. It’s not just our imaginations—houseplants do have the ability to lift our spirits and improve quality of life. They naturally humidify and purify indoor air, and are, of course,…
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A brown & black bug on a green leaf.

Bug Out: Winter tips to reduce garden insects & disease

Taking the time to properly prepare your garden for winter has a long list of benefits. One of the biggies is that you can protect your garden from many destructive insects and diseases. Standard pre-winter gardening tasks serve multiple purposes—including deterring pests and disease simply by disturbing their winter habitat. By adding a step or…
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Lawn needing some love? Topdress with compost!

Is your lawn lackluster? Is the grass greener across the street? Topdressing with compost adds beneficial microoganisms, nutrients, and improves aeration and water retention – all things your soil needs to support a healthy lawn. Visit our Topdressing with Compost page to learn more!
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In the Weeds? Try Mulch or Microbe Mulch

One of the best ways to save time and maximize production in your flower beds is to use mulch.  Berry bushes, trees, and shrubs all benefit from the addition of a properly applied layer of mulch. Green Mountain Compost has an ample supply of un-dyed pine bark mulch and our coveted “Microbe Mulch” to keep…
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