We asked the NGB breeder members to answer the most often asked growing peppers questions we receive. We hope that these answers will bring a delicious pepper season to you.
My mother’s husband, Joe, used to work at Behnke’s in the ’70s and ’80s and went on to start his own wholesale nursery. He grows perennials and small shrubs for garden centers & landscapers.
I finally did it! I ventured out and went to the hardware store. I needed some more stripper for that ice chest my husband was redoing, and I decided to just go get it. Only 15 people in at a time. Everyone wears a mask.
A Victory Garden 2.0 wouldn’t be complete without a few tomato plants. NGB breeder members answer 15 of the most often asked growing tomatoes questions.
Pollinator decline is an ecological reality of our time, well-publicized in the media, and evident to anyone who gardens or even steps outside during the growing season. It is not your imagination...
Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. We moved into our home 36 years ago, and I’ve been gardening ever since. We have until recently had a fully-shaded yard, and I have tried pretty much everything for shade at one time or another.
In our last blog, we talked about how to plan your garden, including starting from seed. Now it’s time to think about or begin, planting your garden outdoors. Remember, two very important steps in gardening are...
There are a number of cultivars of Peace Lily. I have a big pot of one of the shorter ones that looks nice now, but no flowers. On the other hand, the taller more open one, ‘Mauna Loa,’ has a half dozen large, white, long-lasting blooms.
My mother, Sonja Behnke Festerling, loved to paint. She would always be doodling and sketching. Mom was the one that created the famous “Behnke B” logo back when she was 17 years old.
As the National Garden Bureau celebrates its 100th anniversary (1920-2020), it seems timely to reintroduce the concept of victory gardening with quick and easy steps to plan and grow your own vegetable garden.