By Cathy Hough, general manager & buyer
We’re excited about our new “edible gardening area,” created just to show you how to be a sustainable gardener, enjoying the fruits (and vegetables and herbs, too!) of your labor.
Of course, our entire 2+ acres of garden center is a sustainable gardener’s delight (as is our Garden Tours calendar page, listing upcoming local garden tours) but we thought we’d help you focus on growing your very own edible garden, even if you’ve never grown one. And we also wanted to demonstrate how to plant an edible garden in containers.
Growing herbs and vegetables in containers can be very rewarding. For starters, you experience everything gardeners love: digging in the soil, giving your plants the best start with Master Nursery’s Master Start and Bumper Crop (buy 4 bags of this all-organic soil amendment and get the 5th bag free!), tending to your plants by watering (you’ll find cute and colorful watering cans in the edible garden area and inside our store) them and making sure their growth is healthy, basking in the pleasure of the outdoors, and then, yielding fruit, vegetables and herbs for eating and sharing with others.
How about some tomatoes for your salad and some cilantro to spice things up? Need a lime for key lime pie? Does your recipe call for Meyer Lemon? And what about adding beneficial ladybugs (or a ladybug-themed gardening tool, below)?
Ask one of our gardening experts, Dago, Steve, Stephanie or Herbert, for details on how to have a sustainable garden full of edible plants. They know what’s required for successful growing.
Select beautiful containers from our huge assortment that includes high-quality, hand-painted Talavera pottery (above). And, as always, the Marina Garden Center is the place to shop for all sorts of containers, in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes.
Spring is definitely here, so stop in today to see the wealth of plants and gardening supplies available to make your garden look great!
Roses are in (below), Bumper Crop is on sale, and our expert and friendly staff is ready to help you. If you don’t see what you need, just ask. We’re more than happy to provide assistance and can special order plants, fountains, and much more!