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How to Grow Herbs Indoors with Ease and Enjoyment

Herbs are the most popular plant group for indoor winter gardening for practical reasons. They’re easy to grow inside, but gardeners seldom grow anything just because it’s easy. Cooks enjoy a source of fresh seasonings grown just a few steps from the kitchen. I think that’s likely the motivation. Growing healthy vigorous herbs is easy, only if you provide them [...]

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Oliver’s tomatoes and peppers produce their first fruit on his indoor My Garden Post.

For you folks who really enjoy vegetable and herb gardening, the fun doesn’t have to end with the first hard frost in the fall. It simply means it’s time to move inside and find a good sized south-facing window to set up operations. Now if you happen to live in the southern states from Florida to southern California, you [...]

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Shake your Tomatoes and Peppers to Increase Pollination

Last week I posted some helpful information on growing cucumbers indoors and two ways you can help nature with the process of pollination, remember? For those who don’t, refer to last week’s post. Unlike the cucumber, tomatoes and peppers have a perfect flower.This simply means the male and female structures are found in the same blossom. Some pollination and fruit production will take [...]

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Doing the Work of Bees While They Sleep the Winter Away

While herbs may be easy to grow inside during the cold months of winters, I enjoy the challenge of growing a few of my favorite vegetables. Challenge might not be the right word because growing tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and other vegetables that blossom is not difficult. These plants just have needs in addition to those of herbs. Vegetables that blossom [...]

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Learning To Use Your My Garden Post

Dear Jane in Florida, Thanks for your recent call and comments. I’m glad I was able to help you out with your questions and the problem you experienced with the post coupler. After giving it some thought, it seemed a good idea to share some of what we talked about with my followers. Your experiences and questions are not entirely [...]

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Greetings from Eleuthera

Greetings from Eleuthera, Oliver My husband and I have been following your blog the last few weeks and we decided My Garden Post is perfect for our needs, so we ordered one prior to leaving for the Bahamas for the winter. It was an experience getting it here and we ran into a variety of problems. No problems with your product, getting [...]

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My Garden Post on the Road

Hi Oliver, Mike and I first learned of My Garden Post when doing a search for vertical garden systems and thought it would be ideal for our RV travels. When we arrived in Arizona for the winter, we placed an order for a MGP soon after we settled into our park. It arrived a few days later and we’re very happy [...]

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My Garden Post Gets in the Holiday Spirit

I’m constantly thinking of ways to use My Garden Post throughout the year. A poinsettia display has been on my mind for several months so I thought I’d give it a try. I found a good buy on the plants and it took only 5 quarts of potting soil and 15 minutes to create this stunning arrangement. It will [...]

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Vegetable Gardening with My Garden Post

The questions I get most often from owners of My Garden Posts pertain to choosing the best vegetables to grow. I always counter with, what vegetables do you like to eat?” Before you shop for seeds and transplants, you should have a list in mind of the vegetables you most often like to toss into salad. Then it’s a matter [...]

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Innovative Vertical Garden: Solving a Problem

Marc and I came up with the idea for MGP when we noticed many urban gardeners were crowded off their balconies and decks by an ever enlarging collection of plants in assorted containers. We knew up front that any new product has to solve one or more problems and customers need to find value in the solution. By going vertical, [...]

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