12.04.2011

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12.02.2011

Poinsettia Seasonal Planters

Some inspiration from Creekside Greenhouses, in Jordan Station, ON.  These seasonal planters feature poinsettias, but they are not the focal point, just nestled among lively multicoloured green houseplants / evergreens with frosty white variegation that will still brighten the winter season, long after Christmas has passed.  Once the poinsettia loses its red bracts, the green leaves will continue to fill out the container.

12.01.2011

Moo Poo Tea

I met @greensoil on #gardenchat a few months ago, and as I've been seeking advice for my heirloom tomato research project her product Moo Poo Tea has been mentioned again and again!  Her family has been using this manure tea on their historic Haven Seed Co farm since 1853 and selling it as an all-natural soil conditioner since 1924!  Authentic Haven Brand’s Moo Poo Tea was originally sold to mid-size agricultural farms, but when the area around their own farm started to develop into housing and neighbourhoods, they started packaging in the cute little reusable "teabags" you see below and have been helping gardeners, landscapers as well farmers (and now greenhouse growers) ever since!  Annie very kindly sent me a sample package which arrived today, it actually smelled pretty good -- like rich, earthy fields.  We've started brewing them in a @CompostTeaGSI system provided by the research greenhouse and we'll keep you all posted how it goes! :)