Organic

Thinking of Starting A Compost Pile?

What is Compost? `   Composting is nature’s process of recycling decomposed organic materials into a rich soil known as compost. Anything that was once living will decompose, such as yard waste, plant trimmings, leaves, grass clippings, soil with microbes and wet kitchen scraps (but not fat and meat). Basically, backyard composting is an acceleration

To Mulch or Not to Mulch? And When?

What is Mulch and Why is it Important? Mulch can be anything that covers the soil. It ‘s purpose is to retain moisture and prevent weeds, and help maintain soil temperature. It can be applied at different times of the year depending on the purpose. Towards the beginning of the growing season mulches serve initially

Plant Garlic Now for Flavor Next Summer

Garlic adds spice to the garden and potent flavor for your summer meals. Fall (after the first frost) is the perfect time to plant garlic for your summer harvest. A sunny, well-drained garden amended with compost provides ideal growing conditions.  Water until the weather stops you, then start again after the snow melts in the

WHAT IS ‘NATURE DEFICIT DISORDER’ AND CAN IT BE CURED?

Cold Frames and Raised Beds Ease Gardening and Boost Crop Output Come to Giordano’s for cool new products like “standing garden” supplies–cold frames and planters for fall.

Plant Veggie Seeds and Plants for Fall Harvest

The first week of August is a great time to think about replacing early season crops with cool weather vegetables for the fall.

Fix Blossom End Rot

Tomatoes, peppers, squash and eggplant often suffer from this affliction. It shows up as a blackish spot on the end of the fruit, opposite the stem. It is usually the result of overly wet or acid soil keeps the plant from absorbing calcium that builds cell strength. To prevent blossom end rot, apply a half

The Secret of Organic Veggies

Ok, you got me, there is no one single secret, but rather a conglomeration of techniques, best practices, etc that encourage the growth and quality you want in a home grown vegetable. From soil types to fertilizers to plant spacing, this guide will leave you feeling capable and ready to get started! So… Let’s to

GMO???

We Have Organic Seeds!! We carry both “Botanical Interests Organic Seed” and “Livingston Seed” at Giordano’s. Come in and see our large selection of non-GMO seeds including a wide variety of organic vegetable seeds, flowering annuals, organic melon seeds and much more for your garden beds! We also carry starter kits for enthusiasts wanting to get

Got Leaves? Make Compost!

Composting is a way of enriching your garden at little or no cost. What to Compost: food scraps, no meat or dairy. Leaves and yard waste no large branches or sticks. Add Ringer Compost Plus All Purpose Compost Maker. For faster results turn your compost every two weeks to aerate your pile and keep in

It’s time to fertilize your trees, shrubs & perennials

Late fall is the time to fertilize your trees, scrubs and perennials. When the ground becomes cold your plants will turn dormant. The cold temperatures will allow the nutrients to be held in the soil all winter. They will work their way down deep into the root systems of your plants. As the weather begins

Eating pumpkins has health benefits!

They are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which help prevent cholesterol buildup in blood vessels. According to Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute, pumpkins can help prevent or alleviate certain conditions, such as depression, kidney stones, cataracts, skin damage from the sun, and enlargement of the prostate gland. The best pumpkins for cooking and

Now is the time to add compost to your garden beds!!

Bumper Crop – Organic soil builder Organic Soil Amendment super charged with Mycorrhizae Worm Castings Kelp Meal Dehydrated Poultry Manure Helpful Composting Hints Mix in a 1″ layer to your flower and shrub beds. Mix in a 2″ layer to your vegetable garden beds. You can also add a handful of compost into each hole