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Subscribe to DC’s Free, Local Gardening Newsletter

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming July 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a Kimono hydrangea from the Bloomin’ Easy Plants.

Bloomin’ Easy has made it easy for homeowners who appreciate the beauty of a landscaped yard but need to be able to do it in a way that is not time consuming or too difficult. Bloomin’ Easy provides support to people who have purchased the plants with videos and tailored care reminders. The free care reminders are specific to each plant and offer simple advice to maintain the plants so they always look their best. These e-mails let people know when it is time to mulch, fertilize, prune, etc. The website provides video tutorials on how to plant, fertilize, and prune. Plants are sold through garden centers in North America including Canada.

Pegplant’s Post: DC’s Local Gardening Newsletter

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming June 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a garden stake from the Silhouette and Stand company.

 

These are very unique garden stakes because they can hold a hanging basket at the top while at the same time display a decorative magnet on the pole. You can purchase black metal silhouettes of images such as cats, dogs, and butterflies and attach these to a magnetic clip that you clip to the stake. Because these images are magnetic, you can easily attach and remove so you can have seasonal images or images specific to your own interest.

Made in the United States, the stakes are about 3 feet tall with a circle atop that holds a hanging basket. The stakes are powder coated, heavy duty, wrought iron, with a half-inch diameter. The hoop at the top is perfect for a 10-inch basket. These also elevate plants from rodents and pets and prevents damage from lawn care equipment.

Subscribe to Pegplant’s Post: DC’s Local Gardening Newsletter

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the DC metro area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming May 2021 Pegplant’s Post, subscribers have a chance to win the Three-Pot Hanging Kit, courtesy of SkyPots.

Owned by Ryan Benoit, SkyPots is a revolutionary way to hang plants. Ryan has been experimenting with this design for several years and has many hanging pots in his California home. He also is the creator of the Horticult website, “a plant lover’s guide to enjoying a plant-infused lifestyle.” In addition, he authored the How to Window Box book.

Ryan has perfected an ingenious way to hang ordinary containers vertically, one above the other. This saves space and enables you to hang plants inside or outside. There are kits for one container, two containers, or three containers. No tools are required. Pots are not included but any container that has a flat bottom and a centered drain hole will work. This is ideal for houseplants, trailing plants, and tropical plants but any plant that will fit in the container will work. Although the kits are easy to assemble, the SkyPots website has detailed instructions.

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fertilizerEnter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming April 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is the Boutique Organic Plant Nutrient Kit courtesy of the Whole Gardener.

Whole Gardener is a Virginia-based soil and nutrient company. They sell kits consisting of the three basic fertilizers, micronutrients, and a recipe book so gardeners can formulate the nutrients for their plants.  Using one of almost 200 different Whole Gardener nutrient recipes from the Whole Gardener nutrient recipe book, and the four Whole Gardener nutrient ingredients, gardeners can create a customized fertilizer blend that will fit the nutrient needs of any plant they want to grow. The giveaway is the boutique organic plant nutrient kit which is designed for gardening on a smaller scale. It is tailored to the urban gardener or anyone with limited space to grow plants. The boutique kit consists of the four nutrients, the recipe book, the applicator jar, the measuring spoon set, and the pH test kit.  According to the plant’s needs as outlined in the recipe book, gardeners mix the right amount of nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and micronutrients in order to have a thriving garden.

Subscribe to Pegplant’s Post: Gardening Newsletter for the DC Metro Area

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming March 2021 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a 16-quart bag of Organic Mechanic’s Seed Starting Blend Potting Soil.

Organic Mechanics is a manufacturer and distributer of premier organic potting soil and soil amendments. Founded by Mark Highland in 2006, Organic Mechanics is based in Pennsylvania. Products include insect frass, biochar blend, cactus and succulent blend, potting soil, Fuhgeddaboudit! root zone feeder packs, hardwood bark mulch, worm castings, rice hulls, potting soil, container potting soil, and more. All the products are organic, peat free, and made with locally sourced ingredients. Home gardeners can purchase through the Organic Mechanics website or through retail locations listed on their website such as independent garden centers, natural food stores, farmer markets, and botanical gardens. Mark also wrote the Practical Organic Gardening: The No Nonsense Guide to Growing Naturally book and gives lectures emphasizing the importance of organic gardening and soil health.

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augerEnter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming December 2020 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a garden auger starter pack.

The garden auger starter pack consists of two garden auger drill bits (3 x 7 inch and 2 x 7 inch) to attach to a hand powered drill. This creates a powerful soil digger that makes planting a breeze. These will fit most electric or cordless drills on the market. The Power Planter company is a third-generation family owned auger manufacturer in Illinois. The current owner’s grandfather, Wayne Niewold, started a business selling large, specialized augers for farmers to move agricultural crops. He knew a local person who knew a groundskeeper at the University of Illinois. The groundskeeper wanted an easier way to plant trees and shrubs on the campus. The mutual friend knew about Wayne’s augers and from that need arose the concept of creating smaller augers for the landscape. These innovative, smaller augers were sold under the company name of Power Planter and were the first of their kind for homeowners and landscapers. The current owner, Greg Niewold, has expanded the busines to sell online and to European markets.

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plant support kitEnter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming November 2020 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is a plant support kit with the evolutionary C-BITEs clips.

The C-BITEs clips are unique plastic clips that attach to garden stakes. This enables gardeners to connect stakes to create different structures such as a ladder, an A-frame, or a cage. Perfect for vining plants like tomatoes, cucumbers, and melons, these structures can be assembled in the spring and taken apart in the fall to save space. The plastic clips are reusable and can be used with plastic coated stakes and bamboo stakes. Jason Rider, owner of Thriving Design, designed and patented the clips. He purposely designs and manufactures products to minimize a negative impact on the environment. The Thriving Design business donates 1 percent of profits to non-profit companies that focus on conservation of the environment and food security for all people.

Subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, DC Metro Area Gardening Newsletter

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, recipes, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming October 2020 Pegplant’s Post, the giveaway is two products: a 32 oz. ready-to-spray and a one pint concentrate bottle of Soil Diva.

Soil Diva is a liquid biological soil and plant stimulant for all plants including ornamentals, edibles, houseplants. This microbial stimulant spray is made up of natural enzyme complexes and kelp seaweed extract which increases beneficial soil bacteria and fungi. By improving the soil, the plant’s health and performance are enhanced.  Soil Diva was created by Julie Grebe who grew up on a Montana farm and was interested in improving the soil to make an economic difference to agricultural farmers. For the past 26 years she has marketed this liquid product to organic and conventional agricultural farms across the western United States. She has witnessed great success with crops and is now making this formula available to home gardeners. Subscribe now to Pegplant’s Post so you can be eligible for this giveaway.

Subscribe to Local Gardening Newsletter

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This free monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, articles,  tips, news, and a recipe. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming September 2020 Pegplant’s Post, the first three subscribers to e-mail will each receive one 20-gallon Smart Pot.

Smart Pots are the original, award-winning fabric planters. They are reusable, durable, and come in many shapes and sizes. You can grow anything in a Smart Pot from vegetables to herbs to flowers.  The American-based company started in 1980, when a tree farmer sew together fabric to make containers for his trees. He thought the containers would hold together the root structure, thus making them easier to harvest and sale. He discovered that the fabric prevented roots from circling like they do in traditional containers. As a result, the trees’ roots were healthy enough to be able to survive and transition well from transplanting. As years passed, he realized the value of growing plants in fabric containers and called them Smart Pots.

Subscribe to Free Newsletter About Gardening in the DC Metro Area

Enter your e-mail here to subscribe to Pegplant’s Post, an e-newsletter about gardening in the Washington DC metropolitan area. This free monthly communication lists local gardening events, recently published gardening books, articles, and tips specific to this area. Each issue also features the opportunity to win a free plant or gardening-related product. For the upcoming July 2020 Pegplant’s Post, the first subscriber to e-mail will receive a hat with attached netting to prevent mosquitoes. Designed by Bugbaffler, the one-size-fits-all hat has a green camouflage design and built in netting that can be rolled up or down.

Bugbaffler is an online company that produces insect protective clothing. In 1988, the owners experienced the “buggiest spring on record” and created the first shirt to provide an effective deterrent to bug bites that did not involve insect repellents. Since then, they have expanded their line to include netting for pants, ankle guards, ponchos, hats, maternity and children sizes, and pet products. They design and make the products in their New Hampshire factory.