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Which Tomatoes & Peppers Should I Grow?

Which Tomatoes & Peppers Should I Grow?

The eternal question: what should I grow? We've boiled down the decision process for choosing tomatoes and peppers into these two helpful infographics. Read on to see what your ideal pepper and tomato is.

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

2018 was definitely a busy year at Swansons! We wrote about many of our adventures on our blog, with topics ranging from planting a pollinator garden in the parking lot, to visiting a food forest in Bothell, to raising backyard chickens. As 2018 comes to a close, we thought we’d share some of our favorite blog posts from the year with you. We hope they can inspire you and guide you in your own gardening adventures!

How to Plant a Tomato

How to Plant a Tomato

Tomato season is upon us and after deciding which tomatoes to grow, they need to be planted! For this project, we chose a Brandywine heirloom tomato to plant into a container, but the steps also work for planting tomatoes into a garden bed.

Growing Strawberries in the Pacific Northwest

Growing Strawberries in the Pacific Northwest

Strawberries are always a popular plant for the home garden because they are delicious and easy to grow in our Northwest climate. Nothing says that summer is approaching more than the first bite of a sweet, homegrown strawberry. Plus, they can be grown easily in small spaces and containers. 

Framed for Murder: Not the Pests You Might suspect

Framed for Murder: Not the Pests You Might suspect

Dear Friend,I am writing to you today to ask your assistance in righting an egregious wrong, which has been foisted on an innocent population for decades — nay, centuries. It's time to set the record straight.

Which Tomato Should I Grow?

Which Tomato Should I Grow?

We've boiled down the tomato decision process in this infographic to help you pick the tomatoes that are right for you. We'd love to know what you're planting! Comment on this post or share on social media using the hashtag #heyswansons

Quick-Start Lists for Garden Projects

Quick-Start Lists for Garden Projects

We want to help all our fellow gardeners get going as soon as possible to get the most out of this gardening season. Despite the cold and wet weather, now is a great time to plant! Keep reading to make sure you’re prepared to start your garden project.