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Check in with us here on the Sustainable Growth Blog for tips and advice to help get the most out of your garden space as well as the latest news about Storm Organic Plant Nutrition and Seafeed.

How to Propagate Snake Plants: 3 Methods for Success

How to Propagate Snake Plants: 3 Methods for Success

Sansevierias are the perfect plant for everyone, including black thumbs! They are originally from the desert areas of Africa so they can take plenty of direct sunlight and very little watering. Yet, they can also survive in the low light spots in our homes making them one of the most versatile houseplants.

What is propagation? The propagation process is simply making new plants from a parent plant; in other words, cloning the mother plant. It is a cost effective way of multiplying the number of plants you have and being able to share with other gardeners.

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5 DIY Modern Garden Sheds (with instructions!)

5 DIY Modern Garden Sheds (with instructions!)

Whether you are only storing a few garden tools or looking for an outdoor office, a garden shed doesn’t have to be an eyesore in your yard. A well-designed garden shed can either disappear in the landscape or be a focal point on your property.
We compiled a list of 5 modern sheds that have step by step instructions to help you build your own DIY storage building. But before you head out to the hardware store for supplies, you’ll want to take a moment to think about the different elements that might influence your choice of design.

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Complete Guide to Choose the Perfect Tree for Your Yard

Complete Guide to Choose the Perfect Tree for Your Yard

Choosing the right tree can feel overwhelming because of the huge investment of time and money it can represent: even the small trees can be an expensive upfront investment and they are not easily moved once established. They are the backbone of a landscape design as large and permanent elements around which other plantings can be integrated and can provide multiple benefits at once. Asking yourself the right questions is crucial to ensure that you pick the perfect tree that best fits your landscape.

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November Garden Recap

November Garden Recap

November officially marked the end of our fall honeymoon, with the last tastes of summer, and jumping right into winter. We have had several snowfalls and temperatures are hovering right around freezing. But we can’t complain, our first killing frost was the night of November 18th! 

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Behind the Scenes of our Seaweed Journey Video

Behind the Scenes of our Seaweed Journey Video

Well, I never thought we would be entering a video contest so soon in our company journey! Rootree’s RT Foundation announced their mini contest mid-October and we had just a few short weeks to come up with a creative idea and bring it to life. As good ideas usually do, this one came to me late at night when I was brushing my teeth and getting ready for bed. With the prompt “what captures the essence of what you do and what makes your business unique?”, it seemed natural to showcase the journey of our seaweed from storm to package. 

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How to get flowers to bloom brighter longer

How to get flowers to bloom brighter longer

If you’ve ever been pregnant, or been around a pregnant person, you know how tiring it is to make a baby. Well, it’s the same for plants. Producing flowers and seeds takes a lot of energy. Ultimately, plants want to pass down their genetic material but have to balance the energy they spend on blooming and seed production vs the energy it takes to remain alive. This means that, generally, plants will flower in two situations: either when they are thriving and have enough plenty of energy reserves, or when they are doing so poorly they likely won’t survive another season and produce seed as one last hurrah. As gardeners, we like our plants to thrive and show us how happy they are. So, what can you do to get your plants to bloom brighter and longer?

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October Garden Recap

October Garden Recap

October should have brought the end of the vegetable garden with the first hard frost, but it didn’t! Being so close to the shore, the water buffered overnight temperatures and we only had a very light frost that nipped a few tomato and nasturtium leaves. Now at the end of October, there is still no frost in sight!

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Why Does Soil Health Matter? And How to Improve it.

Why Does Soil Health Matter? And How to Improve it.

Soil is not dirt. This distinction is often overlooked by non-gardeners but it makes all the difference. Dirt has the same basic building blocks (silt, sand, and clay) as soil but is missing the living component. Dirt is essentially dead. This is why dirt is seen as a nuisance that we need to get rid of versus soil that is cared for by gardeners. The living element of soil is composed of microorganisms (like bacteria, viruses, fungi) and insects. They are what allows soil to evolve and change, giving it structure to clump when wet and making it a living ecosystem. Soil is essentially a world of its own.

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