Skip to content

Planning for your ideal greenhouse

Greenhouse designGreenhouses are a specialty of ours here at Growers Supply, and with dozens of structures, coverings and kits to choose from, we are sure to have a greenhouse that fits your needs. From basic stock options for homes or small businesses that cover a few hundred square feet to the marvels of modern day engineering that span several acres, the options we offer are unmatched. Our knowledgeable greenhouse specialists will walk you through the design process of your greenhouse and help you customize it to your needs. When you call, let us know what you want to grow and we’ll make sure your greenhouse purchase exceeds your expectations. In this blog we will discuss some of the factors that you should consider before you give us a call or shop online to ensure that you get the best greenhouse solution possible. Read more

Planning the planting layout of a high tunnel

High tunnel gardenWith fall in the air, season extension is now a hot topic. One of the most effective ways of getting a few more harvests in is with a high tunnel. Whether you’re considering purchasing a high tunnel or you already have one installed, there are a few guidelines for the layout of your high tunnel that you should consider in order to achieve maximum production. In this blog, we will discuss some of the major interior layout factors that you should consider when preparing to grow inside a high tunnel. Read more

What’s in a Greenhouse? Invest in Accessories to Improve Your Cool-Season Growing

ClearView Greenhouse 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

Preparing Your Garden for Fall & Winter

Welcome fallSure, 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.

Read more

Producing Microgreens at Tillamook High School

Tillamook High School Microgreens

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

Growers Supply’s New Products for Fall 2014

Growers Supply Fall CatalogAs 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

From Aquaculture to Aquaponics: The advantages of growing produce with fish waste

Aquaponics

Aquaponics can be defined as the symbiotic relationship between plants and fish. Combining the techniques of hydroponics (soilless crop production) and aquaculture (farm raising fish), this closed loop system creates an ideal environment for both the crops and fish. Here at Growers Supply, we have been experimenting with aquaponics for years, and we wanted to share some of the benefits that we have found from incorporating an aquaponics system into existing aquaculture and hydroponic farms. Read more

Photo Blog: Experimenting with Microgreens

Growers Supply MicrogreensMany of you may have already heard about the rapidly growing trend of microgreens. Others may have heard of them, but are unaware of what they actually are, and some may be thinking that microgreens must be something that only exists on another planet. However, these fresh vegetables and herbs that stand no greater than 3 inches in total height, give true meaning to the term “it’s the size of the fight in the dog”. Packed with intense, delectable flavor, these pint-sized plants have become a delicacy and are in particularly high demand among high-end restaurants. Read more

Tomato Diseases Part 3: Insects

Tomato PestsAs we wind down our look into tomato disease, it would be difficult to overlook the damage that is caused by pests in the tomato industry. Pests will inflict physical damage and also spread many of the diseases we’ve previously discussed. They can leave operations of all sizes decimated, so it is crucial to know how to handle them. Controlling pests can be difficult, but it’s certainly necessary, so we’ll discuss some of the more common pests and how their presence and activity can be curbed. Read more

A Guide to Blueberry Growing

Blueberry basketBlueberries have been an important crop to North America for hundreds of years. They provided sustenance for Native Americans, and were seen as a privilege for early settlers. During the Civil War they were canned and given to Union troops from the shores of the Potomac to the outskirts of Atlanta. They even captured the imagination of influential Americans, like Robert Frost, who wrote in his poem Blueberries:

You ought to have seen what I saw on my way

To the village, through Mortenson’s pasture to-day:

Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb,

Real sky-blue, and heavy, and ready to drum

In the cavernous pail of the first one to come! Read more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 52 other followers