Thursday, August 27, 2015

Open Sesame, Beastie Bloomz and Cha Ching - New 15 lb. Size


Foxfarm's three popular solubles now come in a larger 15 lb. size.  MSRP is $164.95 which works out to be $11.00/lb, for a huge savings.  



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Still Fighting the Heat?

This summer has been pretty hot and it's not over yet.  If you're still struggling to get your temperatures under control, think about installing a mini split air conditioner.  The DIY units from Ideal Air come with their lines pre-charged with refrigerant, so installation can be done by you, without the need to hire a professional HVAC technician.  The compressor is installed outside or in a VERY well-ventilated space/garage, while the head is mounted to a wall inside of your room.  These particular units are available in 12,000, 24,000 or 36,000 BTU models.




Friday, June 26, 2015

CLOSED - SUMMER VACATION

CLOSED FOR SUMMER VACATION

Monday, June 29th is our last day open before vacation.  

We will be closed Tuesday, June 30th until Sunday, July 12th. 




Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Schedule & Summer Hours

We will be closed Saturday, May 23rd - Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day Weekend.  We will reopen Tuesday, May 26th.

This weekend also marks the beginning of our summer hours:

From Memorial Day Weekend until Labor Day Weekend, both stores will be open Monday-Friday and closed Saturday & Sunday.  If you can't make it to the shop during our normal weekday hours, please give us a call and we will work with your schedule.



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Our 2015 Seed Picks

The outdoor gardening season is upon us in the northeast, and if you've been looking forward to it since last year, you've probably already started the bulk of your seeds by now.  For plants like peppers and tomatoes, you're at that almost-too-late point to start from seed, but if you're determined enough do not wait any longer.  You still have plenty of time for your fall and winter greens/vegetables, and we've got some great picks for this year.  The only seeds we sell are from High Mowing Organic Seeds - they're 100% organic and now Non-GMO Project Verified.  They are the first seed company in the United States to be recognized by that organization, look for the label:


We carry a variety of their seeds, but here are our favorites for 2015:


Sylvetta Wild Arugula - One of the spiciest and most flavorful of all of the arugula varieties (in our opinion), a great salad or micro green.  Plants grow slowly, stay compact and are very resistant to temperature extremes (slow to bolt and make for a great fall/winter crop).



Golden Nugget Tomato - These plants produce a LOT of tomatoes, starting pretty early on in the season.  1-inch, juicy fruit, resistant to cracking.



Rosie Basil - We love the unique dark purple color of this basil, plus it is very aromatic with strong stems and uniform germination.  Great as a micro green, too.



Bangles Mini Bell Pepper Blend - A pretty mix of different shades of mini bell peppers (fruit develop to about 1.5" wide).  Each plant has a different color of pepper that ripens to red, gold or chocolate. 



Chioggia Guardsmark Beet - An improved strain of the traditional heirloom Italian Chioggia beet, these have better uniformity and are bolt-tolerant.  Plus the "bullseye" markings just look cool.  



Toma Verde Tomatillo - It is very hard to find organic tomatillos, so why not grow your own?  Tart when picked early, fruit get sweeter as they ripen.  Make your own salsa verde.



Tadorna Leek - A great fall/winter crop, but they need a long season (110 days to maturity).  You want to get these going and in the ground ASAP, that way you can start harvesting them in the fall.  We like the Tadorna strain due to their strong disease resistance.  



Pirat Lettuce - This heirloom lettuce variety is one of our absolute favorites.  Not only does it have great flavor, coloring and texture, it can handle almost anything.  Heat tolerant, resistant to downy mildew, tip burn, white mold and bacterial head rot.  Perfect for an outdoor garden but works just as well indoors.  




Friday, January 9, 2015

Special: Premium 3'x3' Grow Tent Set-Up

A month and a half ago we set up a 3'x3' Gorilla Grow Tent in our Nyack store to show that you can create any growing environment you want at any time of the year when gardening indoors.  Here we are in January, with full tomato development.  Here is our display:

3'x3'x7'11" Gorilla Grow Tent (with 12" height extension) fully outfitted.

Nano San Marzano tomatoes (Grown from seed - imported from Italy from Arthur Ave. in the Bronx)

Cluster of tomatoes, in January in NY!



The tomatoes are growing in Air-Pot #3's.  We usually wouldn't recommend growing tomatoes in anything smaller than a 5 gallon container because they could outgrow their containers and get root bound, however Air-Pots allow the roots to breathe and be air-pruned which gives you a larger, denser root system without the root spiraling.  Paired with Canna Coco (the growing medium we're using), plants can thrive in smaller containers.

Special: This entire premium set-up (brand new, not the items we used for our display) including all of the top-of-the-line, name-brand hardware you see here except for the Air-Pots: $1099.00 (20% savings)
Entire set-up, including Air-Pots, Saucers, 1 Bag of Canna Coco, Full line of 1 Liter Canna Coco Nutrients & Additives (Coco A+B, Cannazym, Rhizotonic, PK13/14, Cannaboost) : $1370.00
All Gorilla Grow Tents: 10% Off



Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Schedule


 Wishing all of you happy holidays and a healthy and successful 2015!