Gourmet Kitty Photo Contest
Send us a photo of your kitty enjoying our Cat Treats and enter our 2011 Gourmet
Kitty Contest to win a $50 gift certificate.
The winning photo will be featured on our website.
Our extra-fancy Cat Treats blend of organically grown seeds for fresh rye, oats,
barley and wheat grasses offers multiple sowings of fast growing kitty treats.
Available in two sizes: The extra large
Bonus Packet provides 10-12 sowings for
consistent fresh greens. The
regular size packet provides enough seed for up
to 2-3 sowings. Buy either one now at 20% off.
To Enter: Send up to 3 photos of your kitty with cat treat to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Include your name, mailing address, email, and descriptive comments. Enter by
May 31, 2011
Can You Caption This Kitten?
Genevieve Schmidt www.NorthCoastGardening.com
"Tamir" the kitty clearly has something in mind! Write a caption
for this picture and we will reward our favorite entry with a $25 gift
To Enter: Send your caption, name and mailing address to:
email@example.com Put "caption" in the subject line.
Enter by April 1, 2011
March In the Trial Garden
by Lindsay Del Carlo, Trial Garden Manager
This is a busy time of year for indoor seeding
here at Renee’s Trial Garden, and our greenhouse is filling up
One of the most important things that we do is to rigorously
test the germination of all of our seed stock to make sure that we are
providing top quality seed to our customers.
Every time we receive a new batch of seed from our growers, it is first
sent to a independent lab to test the germination rate. If the lab test
results show a germination rate that is different from what the grower
provided, we will test it again ourselves in soil to verify the results.
We often conclude that the seed viability is just fine, but if we do
find that the germination is lower than our standards, we will not use
the seed in our Renee's Garden packets.
month of March is also the perfect time to start tomatoes, hot and sweet
peppers, eggplants, and tomatillos. These South American natives require
very long growing seasons, and in most US climate zones, they need a
head start on the season by being sown early indoors. We sow the seeds in flats of sterile germination mix. When the seedlings are large enough to handle and have 1 or 2 sets of
true leaves, we transplant them into individual containers, usually 3 or
4 inch plastic pots full good quality potting mix. Once the danger of
frost is past, and nights are evenly in the 50°F range, we will move the
seedlings outdoors into a sheltered spot to "harden off", or acclimate
to outdoor conditions for about a week. Then we plant them out into the
garden in well-amended soil.
Recipe of the Month
Bow Tie Pasta Sautéed with Chard and Toasted Almonds
This dish tastes like freshly sauced ravioli without all the
work. The chard, nuts, herbs and cheese all go beautifully
with bow ties.
Starting from Seed
It's Easy and Satisfying
Growing from seed is not complicated and it's wonderfully satisfying to experience the whole growing cycle as you watch baby seedlings grow into sturdy
plants. Visit our
Growing Info and Help for articles and
how-to guides for success with seeds.
Come Visit Often!
to view all of our new
2011 introductions, monthly feature
complete online catalog. Ordering is quick, easy and
secure. We look forward to hearing from you.
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