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When creating a work of art, it’s important to start with the right materials.

At Fafard®, we know it takes consistent, high-quality growing media to create floristic masterpieces, which is why our mixes are made with only the finest ingredients. At Fafard® we are masters in helping growers and gardeners achieve plant perfection.


Vegetable Garden Soil Preparation


  Rain and snow melt make spring vegetable garden prep a challenge every year, but once I can get into the garden, I have a yearly regime that ensures good crop growth while minimizing weeds. Amending, turning, tilling, fertilizing, and covering are the five practices that enable me to garden productively, even when time is …

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Native Wildflowers for the Garden

The delicate wood geranium (Geranium maculatum) blooms towards late spring.

  America’s native plants are a national treasure.  They also offer a wealth of material for American gardens.  This is perhaps most evident in spring, when many of the most beautiful native wildflowers strut their stuff in our fields, forests, and perennial borders. Among the first of these to bloom is one of the queens …

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Gardening with Azaleas

Rhododendron 'Josephine Klinger' (Ghent Group) JaKMPM

A single azalea, cloaked in bright petals, is the essence of spring. Grouped together, these versatile shrubs make an elegant tapestry in semi-shaded areas of the garden. With single or double flowers in white, shades of pink, red, purple, yellow and orange, the artistic possibilities are unlimited. Achieving great garden effects with one or more …

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Growing Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower and Kale Organically

Brassica oleracea 'Cheddar' (Botrytis Group)

Of all the cool-season vegetables, few are as variable and satisfying to grow as cole crops (Brassica oleracea), also called “brassicas”. Tasty favorites like kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower yield big harvests and are easily grown the organic way, even in the face of lots of pests. It all starts with healthy plants and good …

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