Bucket loader full of bulk compost in front of trees with orange leaves.

Add compost in the fall for great spring results

“This has been the best year for tomatoes I’ve ever seen!” – our friend Tom. If you’re anything like Tom, you’ve been stuffing yourself silly with high quality garden produce all spring and summer. It also means that now is the time to lay back, put your feet up, and let the weeds take over…
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Houseplants from above.

Use your own houseplants to make a unique, natural gift

If you’re looking for unique, inexpensive, and easy gift ideas that aren’t made in China and won’t end up in a landfill, try a houseplant! Studies show that keeping plants in your home and work environment improves air quality, reduces stress, and enhances overall mood. Bonus: They look great. Whether the recipient has a green,…
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Close-up image of marigold petals with frost.

How to prepare your garden for winter

As you’re pulling out the warm woolies in preparation for winter, don’t forget about your garden! Gardens need protection from winter conditions that can decrease soils’ biological activity, cause erosion, and deplete nutrients. So, what exactly do you need to do? We recommend a simple three-step process: De-mess it, assess it, and dress it. You’ll…
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Photo collage of vegetables, flowers, and people.

Show Your Bounty 2017 Winners

Show Your Bounty is an annual photo contest for gardeners to showcase their bounty. Whether that’s a wheelbarrow full of fresh-picked cabbage or a beautiful meal created from home-grown veggies, it’s all about celebrating and sharing the harvest. Grand Prize Winners Each Grand Prize winner receives a truckload (3 cubic yards) of Green Mountain Compost…
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Watch: Mark Krawczyk’s guide to raised beds

Mark Krawczyk (Keyline Vermont) has built a lot of raised beds. In this video, Mark delivers a strong argument for growing in a raised bed, and some important points to consider when building one. Why to choose a raised bed (00:16) Things to keep in mind when building a bed (00:55) Filling your raised bed…
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