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  • Marigold Facts and Care
    Marigolds are a member of the Asteraceae family along with plants like daisies and sunflowers.  The family is made up of over 22,000 species!  They belong to the genus Tagetes, and there are 56 species in the genus.  The two common species you will find at Bob's Market are tagetes patula (French Marigolds) and tagetes erecta (African Marigolds). Many species of tagetes, including the varieties we ...
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  • On The Road: Cultivate17
    This weekend join Bob’s Market online as we head to Columbus, OH for the Cultivate 2017 conference and trade show.  Follow along with our own John Morgan as he attends the Urban Agriculture tour on Saturday, visits the Franklin Park Conservatory on Sunday, and the Ohio State University Trial Gardens on Monday.  Also, watch our Facebook Page, Instagram, and Snapchat stories for other updates, ...
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  • How To Harvest Potatoes
    To harvest potatoes, you’ll need a shovel or a spading fork. If you’re harvesting for supper, drive your fork into the soil at the outside edges of the plant. Carefully lift the plant and remove the potatoes you need. Set the plant back in place and water thoroughly.
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  • Planting Late Season Crops
    After harvesting early-maturing vegetables such as salad greens, radishes, peas and spinach, gardeners can plant other crops in midsummer for fall harvest. Some root crops, greens and other vegetables can be successfully grown from late June, July or even August plantings.
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  • HOT Gardening Tips!
    The dog days of summer are here, and the region is as hot as the surface of the sun.  With daily temperature in the 80s, 90s, or higher, your plants needs some extra care to survive.  Follow these basic tips to help your plants beat the heat.
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  • Garden Tools That Changed The World
    Gardening has shaped the world around us.  Since the beginning of time we have been gardening, and our gardening tools have found use well beyond the fields.  It is amazing what you can do with a stick.  Add a bit of steel to the end of that stick and you can change the world … or at least conquer it.
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  • Oh Deer!
    They’re so cute!  However, they’re also ready to destroy your garden.  Deer are a fact of life for all gardeners.  Dealing with them can be a challenge because they are very adaptable.  Here are some tricks to keep them on their toes and hopefully out of your garden.
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  • Garden Time Management
    Keeping up with gardening tasks in the summer can be a task in itself.  Rainy weather one day, sun the next, and unpredictable storms sometimes make planning ahead impossible.  Here are some tips to keep you on track.
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  • Direct Seeding
    Unless you live in an area where summers are really short, you're better off sowing some types of vegetables directly in a garden.
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  • How To Make a Terrarium
    Today we are going to be making a terrarium.  “Terra” is the Latin word for earth or ground.  A terrarium is simply a representation of a land environment.
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  • The Amazing Journey of Your Easter Lily
    Along a few miles of the Pacific Coast at the Oregon and California border lies a unique area where the ideal combination of climate, soil, water and man has developed a product of deep meaning, beauty and tradition - the Easter Lily.
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  • Growing Swiss Chard
    With spring in the air, I had to talk about one of my favorite cool weather crops – Swiss Chard!  Swiss Chard is a leafy green that has a similar flavor to spinach.  I can be eaten raw in salads or on sandwiches, and it can also be cooked.  I personally like it wil...
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  • Early Spring Gardening
    The weather is getting warmer. If you’re new to gardening, you might be wondering what you should be doing so that you will have a beautiful garden when summer comes around. Is it too early to start planting? What do you need to do to get ready for the even warmer weather that’s coming?
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  • Teaching Kids to Garden
    John Morgan, Blog Editor As I’ve said before, one of my earliest memories as a child is following behind my grandfather as he tilled the garden.  Gardening is a skill that is fundamental to humanity. Why it isn't taught in schools today as a core part  of the curriculum is a topic f...
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  • Mow No More
    Mowing grass.  It’s a weekly ritual for many of us, but it’s also an annoying waste of time.  I have better things to do!  Not only that, but burning gallons of gasoline with lawn mowers isn’t exactly eco-friendly or cheap.  There must be some alternatives?  Let’s take a look at some awesome, low-maintenance lawn alternatives.
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  • Growing Dye Gardens
    Onions, turmeric, beets. Sound like the beginning of a recipe?  It could be, but it is also something completely different:  A list of ingredients to naturally dye textiles.
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  • Every Landscape Starts with a Good Foundation
    Maybe you have a new house with no landscaping, or perhaps you are looking to rejuvenate your aging landscape.  You need plants that make your home look welcoming, take the curb appeal up a level, and tie the house to the surrounding landscape.  You need a good foundation.  In fact, that’s what these plantings are called – “foundation beds”.
  • Do You Have an Active Space?
    A trend that is cropping up more and more in landscapes is the idea of “active spaces”.  Everyone is familiar with this concept.  Active spaces are areas designed for outdoor recreational activities.  Perhaps the most classic examples are pool areas, play areas for kids, and tennis courts, putting greens, etc.  Let’s take a look at some of the newer trends that are a bit out of the ordinary.
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  • Growing Garden Tech.
    Over the next few weeks we’re going to take a look at 2017 gardening trends.  Since we’re looking to the future, let’s start off by looking at some of the technology that is starting to crop up in our gardens and landscape.  The technologies that we use to automate our greenhouses at Bob’s is now making its way into systems anyone can take advantage of at home.
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  • Pruning Fruit Trees
    Right now is the optimal time to prune your fruit trees.  You want to prune during the winter while fruit trees are dormant; however, you should avoid pruning when temperatures are below freezing.  The key to keeping trees looking beautiful and productive is annual pruning.
  • What Houseplants are Right for You?
    Some use houseplant purely as decorations, like paintings on the wall, others treat them as botanical specimens, choosing examples of flora from around the globe.  However, if you want to get the most out of your plant, you need to first treat as a plant and as a decoration second.  Let's take a look at some of the many types of houseplants to find what might fit your needs.Dependable EvergreensCh...
  • How To Test Saved Seeds
    Like many gardeners, I like to save some of my seeds from year to year.  Whether it is an heirloom variety or something new, a simple germination test can tell you if you should order replacements.
  • 2017 Gardening Resolutions
    2017 is here, and as I reflect back on this previous year’s gardening successes and failures, there are some goals I would like to set.
  • 2017
    2016.  Where do I begin?  … It’s been an … interesting year.  On the bright side, here at Bob’s we continued to grow thanks to amazing customers like you!  Just this month we broke ground on a totally new facility at our Belpre, OH market.  Get ready for some big changes in 2017!
  • Now Hiring!
    We are now accepting applications for seasonal employment at our greenhouse facility in Mason, WV!  The 2017 Spring production season will run from January through April.
  • In The News: Ground Broken for Bob’s Market Expansion
    Officials held a groundbreaking Wednesday at the site on Washington Boulevard near Neff’s Country Loft.
  • The History of Poinsettias
    The plant we know today as the poinsettia has long and interesting history.
  • Caring for Hippeastrum
    Hippeastrum have large extravagant trumpet shaped blooms on tall thick stems. In general they will produce 2 stems with at least 4 large flowers per stem making an impressive display.  Popular around Christmas and New Year, they flower easily and their showy flowers are sure to brighten up any room or Christmas dining table.
  • Birding Basics
    Did you know that birding is the second most popular hobby in the US behind gardening? Nearly 1 in 5 Americans are birders!
  • We've Been Obsessed With Pumpkin Spice for Centuries!
    Over the past few years America has become obsessed with one thing during the fall season.  Pumpkin spice!  Everything from coffee to soap is now available in pumpkin spice, but what exactly is that spice?  It’s actually a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg with nutmeg and cinnamon making up the primary ingredients.  Spices have always been important throughout history,...
  • Putting Your Garden to Bed
    You might be done gardening for the season, but there is still work to do.  A little work now will give your garden a great start for spring planting.  Here are some simple steps to get your garden ready for its cozy winter slumber.
  • Extending the Growing Season
    It’s that time.  Frost is here.  I know it’s sad, but there is hope.  You can extend the growing season to continue your harvest well into the winter.
  • Five Deadly Plants
    They might look harmless, but plants can kill!  Some of the deadliest poisons on earth come from plants, and they can produce frightening effects.  Here are five of the deadliest plants.
  • Planting Fall Bulbs
    Spring is just around the corner.  Really!  Here at Bob’s we have baby, thumb-sized ferns that will be massive hanging baskets in 8 months.  When the snow starts flying, we will be busy growing flowers for spring.  Right now you can plant crops for spring too.  Now is the time to plant bulbs for a splash of spring color.
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  • Permaculture Basics
    Permaculture is a system of agricultural and social design principles that seek to simulate natural ecosystems.  It has many branches including design, construction, engineering, and, of course, agriculture.  The basic philosophy is to work with nature, not against it.
  • The Art of Gardening
    MASON, W.Va. — The fourth in a series of free gardening and landscaping workshops will be held Monday evening at Bob’s Market and Greenhouses Inc. in Mason.
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