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Ball Seed Field Day – 2017

Sometimes I believe I live a blessed life. As the manager of The Planter’s Palette, I have the opportunity to attend trade shows and other garden-focused events where I see incredible plants – many before they are introduced to the general public. A few weeks ago, Ball Horticultural Co. hosted their annual Ball Seed Field… Continue reading Ball Seed Field Day – 2017

Vegetable Gardening

Harvest Vegetables at their Peak of Flavor & Nutrition

It won’t be long before gardeners are trying to keep up with the bounty of vegetables growing like crazy in containers and in gardens. The season of harvest starts innocently enough with a sweet pepper here and a head of broccoli there but before we know it, there are tomatoes, green beans, potatoes, zucchini…you know… Continue reading Harvest Vegetables at their Peak of Flavor & Nutrition

Container Gardening · Vegetable Gardening

It’s time to plant tomato seeds.

I am more excited than ever to plant tomato seeds after spending some time last Saturday with Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes and Lisa Hilgenberg, horticulturist at Chicago Botanic Garden. They shared their experiences growing tomatoes with a room full of eager garden bloggers. Then, I attended his lecture at the Chicago Botanic Garden… Continue reading It’s time to plant tomato seeds.