Posts tagged Dammann's Garden Company
GARDENING IN YOUR KITCHEN

Making the best of your garden can mean having access to the very freshest flavors of all your favorite fruits, herbs, and veggies every day of the summer. If you’re planning on growing even a single planter of edibles to elevate your taste buds, chances are you’re already taking part in the kitchen gardening trend. It’s all about having easy access to your favorite garden flavors all season - whether it’s planters, a couple pots of herbs, or a veggie garden built for grazing.

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RAISED GARDEN BEDS

Whether you’re growing delicious produce to fill your table or beautiful blooms to fill your yard, a raised garden bed is the perfect way to give your landscape the boost that your plants crave. Raised garden beds clean up your landscape and give your yard a little more visual interest and charm with their functionality. With this knockout combination of aesthetic and practicality, they could be the perfect fit for any garden - and they’re simple to bring home.

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HOW TO AMEND SOIL

At a glance, dirt is dirt. You plant it in it, things grow, and there’s not much to be said on the topic. Soil is actually a complicated ecosystem that includes a balance of organic material, minerals, living organisms, water, and gases, to make a balanced cocktail of what our plants need to live. While it sounds complicated, soil has been maintaining itself for millions of years already and hardly needs any micromanaging from you. However, there are some easy ways to nudge it in the right direction to suit your growing needs.

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HOW TO SEED INDOORS

Growing your garden from scratch is as rewarding as your garden produce is nutritious! It’s incredibly satisfying to gaze at a garden bursting with veggies, having grown some or all of your plants from tiny seeds. On top of that, home-grown produce is also better for you and better for your wallet than buying from the store.

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YOUR INDIANA SEEDING CALENDAR

The freshest flavors always come from your garden! The summer is the most exciting time for edibles, as delicious foods make their way from plant to plate in record time. Homegrown food is a rising trend and we can definitely see why many people are choosing to grow some of their favorite foods at home. When you’ve gotten to know your plants - from seed, to seedling, to produce - you know you’re eating clean, organic, and local with the best-tasting veggies grown just steps from your kitchen.

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UNDERSTANDING ZONES

With a tough winter and a seemingly unending Polar Vortex cold snap, it’s pretty hard to imagine what it must be like for some of our poor perennial plants, shivering their way through the winter under a layer of snow. While we are endlessly thankful for inventions like furnaces and space heaters, we don’t envy the lives of our tough perennials these days!

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FEEDING THE BIRDS

Is there anything more picturesque than an afternoon at the park, or tea on the patio while feeding the wild birds? It’s easy, fun, kids love it, and our feathered friends certainly appreciate the gesture. But one thing’s for certain: birds have a very selective diet, and while they may be quick to snatch up scraps of “people food” when it gets tossed out into the yard, that doesn’t mean it’s good for them. Here are few more friendly breadcrumb alternatives to consider.

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