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Green Gardening: Eco-Friendly Tips for Midwest Gardeners

As spring blooms and the Midwest landscape transforms into a tapestry of vibrant colors, gardeners across the region eagerly prepare their plots for the growing season. However, amidst the excitement of nurturing plants, it's essential to consider eco-friendly practices that minimize environmental impact. Fortunately, there are numerous ways Midwest gardeners can cultivate lush gardens while promoting sustainability. Let's delve into some eco-conscious tips to help you cultivate a greener garden this season. Native Plants: Embrace the natural beauty of the Midwest by incorporating native plants into your garden. Native species are adapted to the local climate and soil conditions, requiring less water, fertilizer, and pesticides. By planting natives, you support local biodiversity and provide habitat for native wildlife such as...

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2024 Tomatoes List

Here is the list of the tomato varieties we are growing for the 2024 season. We grow both heirloom and other varieties, and a variety of sizes for snacking, sandwiches, and more. Determinate means the plant has a predetermined genetic quality, and more of a bush habit, great for container gardens. Indeterminate means it continues to grow, set flowers, and fruit until frost.  We also carry tomato cages and plant stakes to support the plants as they grow. 2024 Tomato Varieties Abraham Lincoln Amish PasteArkansas TravelerBeefmasterBeefsteakBellatrixBetter BoyBetter Bush HybridBig Beef HybridBig BoyBlack KrimBlack OpalBox Car WillieBrandywineBrandywine, RedBumble Bee PurpleBumble Bee SunriseCambell's 33Candyland RedCarmelloCelebrityChampion II HybridCherokee PurpleChocolate CherryChocolate SprinklesDarkstarDeliciousEarly Girl HybridEarly Girl BushFantastic HybridGardener's DelightGet StuffedGiant BelgiumGolden JubileeGreen ZebraHealthkickHusky Cherry Red HybridIndigo Blue...

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2024 Peppers List

Here is the list of the pepper varieties we are growing for the 2024 season. Please remember that peppers and tomatoes are best planted after the last frost. If you purchase them before the air and ground temperatures have warmed up, take precautionand watch the low temperatures at night. Bring them in your garage, or house, cover them  with empty milk cartons or make a "fort" for them with stakes and a sheet overnight. Be sure to take them back outside and uncover them in the morning. 2024 Varieties Alliance Habanero Primero RedArmageddon Holy MoleAruba Hungarian HotBaron (Red Beauty) Hungarian Sweet"Bernie's" Hungarian Sweet JalafuegoBig Bertha JalapenoBig Red (Limited) Jalapeno TamBiscayne Lemon DropBiquinho Red & Yellow Blend MelroseCajun Belle MerlotCalifornia Wonder...

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