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Show Your Bounty is back, baby: Win a truckload of compost!

Show your what? Show Your Bounty is our popular photo contest that we run every September to celebrate the glorious growing season here in Vermont. And to remind people that fall is the best time of year to add compost to your garden! How does it work? It’s pretty easy: You show us what “bounty”…

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…

How to rid your garden of Japanese Beetles

The gardening season in Vermont is short enough that leaving home for more than a few days means I might miss the emergence of something delicious or beautiful. After a recent summer vacation, I was excited to get back into the garden and see what had popped up in the week since I’d left. What…

6 seedlings on a wooden pallet with lots of roots visible.

Lights, camera…seedling action!

Spring is finally upon us! If you haven’t already, it’s time to get your seedlings started indoors. As some of you are aware from my last experiment growing an indoor vegetable garden throughout the winter (part I and part II), the biggest limitation was the light. So, this spring, even though there is more available…

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…