At Growers Supply, we love growing. Our greenhouses and grow rooms are jam packed with dozens of varieties of vegetables and herbs all grown with hydroponic or aquaponic techniques. I mean, if you think about it, it would be kind of weird if we didn’t love growing. We geek out over the tiniest details and are passionate about the success of all growers, large and small. Read more
To distract from the cold weather and impending end of the growing season, we took some time to look into the stranger side of horticulture, in order to discuss some fun plant-related facts and stories that many people have never heard. We have to admit, some of these are bizarre and in some cases a little hard to believe, but we promise we aren’t making any of them up. We hope you enjoy our plant oddities, and if you happen to have any lesser-known fun facts or stories, let us know by leaving a comment! Read more
This week, we will be sharing part one of our microgreens research editorial series. The following article discusses the research and experiments that our Greenhouse Specialist, Matt Denten has been working on while producing microgreens. The goal of this project is to gain a better understanding of microgreen production as a whole, in order to spread beneficial knowledge to our customers and develop a system that provides an ideal environment for microgreen production. Read more
If you’re lucky you haven’t had to deal with frost just yet, although you can be sure it’s on the way. As everybody tries to push their growing season as far into the fall as possible to squeeze in an additional harvest, many will be affected by sudden shifts in temperature and have to deal with frost damage. However, there are a few ways to protect your crops from frost which can help you get the most out of the last few weeks of the growing season. Read more
So, you just bought a greenhouse. Now, how can you make those dreams of growing a lush, green paradise in the middle of winter come true? It’s easy. Just make sure you have all the accessories necessary to create the perfect environment for your plants. Read more
Sure, the end of summer is a bummer, but fall is great in its own ways. Fall is certainly the most picturesque time of year, and it provides that specific New-England feel that many seek out. Even those fall-time activities and foods, which became trite long ago, are anticipated. Pumpkin pie and caramel apples are delicious, football presents the perfect theatre to have friends and family over and at a country fair you’ll be able to see that band that you haven’t thought of since the 80s (probably Foghat) or the 90s (Sugar Ray, maybe?). As winter approaches you can even await a reduction in yard work. Although it’s hard to figure out if an end to yard work is actually a good thing, because it also means a break in your gardening schedule.
Tillamook High School’s Agriculture/FFA chapter has been a major part of the Tillamook, Oregon community since 1949. With a rich history of community service and involvement, along with in-depth educational research, Tillamook High’s Agriculture/FFA chapter has been a positive factor in the community for decades. Max Sherman and his wife, Lynda, co-teach the Agriculture/FFA program at the school, and recently, they found themselves with some extra funding to put into the program. Max Sherman explains, “This past fall we applied for two grants, one was a National FFA Food for All grant aimed at solving hunger and the other was intended to expand opportunities within the Career and Technical Organizations. We received both grants and put that funding towards two Micro FodderPro 2.0 Feed Systems from FarmTek.” Read more
As August rolls on and the summer begins to come to an end, it’s hard not to feel a little gloomy. While children get ready to go back to school and you slowly begin to winterize your greenhouse or outdoor garden, you can at least get excited over the new products you’ll find in our Fall catalog. We’ve got some exciting and innovative new growing systems, an interesting new light deprivation product, new growing supplies and accessories and much more. It’s all certainly enough to help you forget summer’s impending end, so let’s not waste any more time. Read more