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New to Gardening?

There's a gardener in everyone just waiting to sprout. But how do you start?

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Seed Starting Basics

Winter is a fun time of year for gardeners. We get to browse seed catalogs and web sites and dream of bountiful gardens with never a thought for inconvenient truths like digging or weeding.

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Cut Flower Basics

Use our tips and tricks to have the most beautiful cut flowers for your own arrangements. Start by using flowers that have just opened and include buds as well.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

Everyone knows lawn clippings, dead leaves and vegetable scraps can be tossed on to the compost pile to ultimately become rich organic matter for enhancing garden soil. But did you know there is a long list of other materials that will enhance a compost pile? Try tossing the following organic recyclables onto the compost heap:
• dryer lint (especially from cotton towels, sheets and clothing)
• dog or cat fur (great for owners of golden retrievers!)
• cereal and cracker boxes (take out the wax paper liner, rip cardboard into strips and moisten before adding to compost pile)
• shredded newspaper
• ground corn stalks
• wood chips
• sawdust
• rinsed seaweed
• guinea pig or hamster manure (plus natural-material bedding)
Never compost dog or cat waste, bones, oil, grease, fat, invasive weeds, wheat with seeds or wood ashes.

Fordhook Farm

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Fordhook Farm
Doylestown, PA

At Fordhook Farm in Doylestown PA, the historical farm of the Burpee Company, we have a diversity of gardens; mature woodlots with understory shade Perennial gardens, full sun Annual and Perennial gardens, Ornamental gardens with sun and shade, Container gardens, and of course, Vegetable gardens in field rows and in raised beds.  Read more about Fordhook Farm.

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Gardening Tip of the Day

  • Everyone knows lawn clippings, dead leaves and vegetable scraps can be tossed on to the compost pile to ultimately become rich organic matter for enhancing garden soil. But did you know there is a long list of other materials that will enhance a compost pile? Try tossing the following organic recyclables onto the compost heap:
    • dryer lint (especially from cotton towels, sheets and clothing)
    • dog or cat fur (great for owners of golden retrievers!)
    • cereal and cracker boxes (take out the wax paper liner, rip cardboard into strips and moisten before adding to compost pile)
    • shredded newspaper
    • ground corn stalks
    • wood chips
    • sawdust
    • rinsed seaweed
    • guinea pig or hamster manure (plus natural-material bedding)
    Never compost dog or cat waste, bones, oil, grease, fat, invasive weeds, wheat with seeds or wood ashes.