What's growing in your garden this Fall? If you like eating a lot of lettuce, growing the salad mix varieties is a tried and true way to save money. Can you guess which lettuce has the highest per pound yield? Romaine is the highest-yielding type of leaf lettuce, and it's even healthier than kale (now that is a bonus)!
Remember to always provide your lettuce plants with good-quality soil such as amending your native soil with Foothills Organics Compost. Also our Foothills Organics Potting Soil is a perfect ready-made blend ready for your raised beds or containers.
Foothills Compost™ is excited to announce that our products are now available at White County Farmer Exchange in Cleveland, Georgia. They are located at 951 S Main St, Cleveland, Georgia. You can also find them on Facebook using our link White County Farmers Exchange.
Purchase a fruit tree from White County Farmers Exchange and get a FREE 20 lb bag of Foothills Compost™
It's going to be a beautiful weekend, so while your exploring the North Georgia Mountains, be sure to stop in to White County Farmer Exchange! They currently stock our 20 lb and 40 lb compost bags.
The weather is perfect for gardening this weekend and we have some savings for you! Purchase a fruit tree from White County Farmers Exchange and get a FREE 20 lb bag of Foothills Compost™!
Remember, our compost is an all-purpose and all-organic product, perfect for planting in the ground, and can be used with any plant, from roses to vegetables to fruit trees.
Foothills Compost™ is excited to announce that our products are now available at the following landscape supply and Ace Hardware stores in North Georgia:
Country Living ACE Hardware- (Lula)
Marble Hill ACE Hardware-(Marble Hill)
North Hall ACE Hardware-(Clermont)
Outdoor Environments- (Braselton)
Now is a great time to apply our amazing Foothills Compost™ to your garden or flower beds. All winter long, the nutrients will soak in and your garden will explode with growth next year! Start by spreading 1-2" of Foothills Compost™ now, which gives your garden time to absorb all of the nutrients and minerals found in our compost. It is so important to have an abundance of nutrients and minerals available to your plants when the weather starts warming up again. The only problem? What to do with all of the extra veggies next summer...
Foothills Organics Compost™ is excited to announce that our products are now available at Marblehill Ace Hardware in Marblehill, Georgia. They are located at 26 McCain Pass, Marblehill, GA 30148. You can also find them on Facebook using our link "Marble Hill Ace Hardware".
It's going to be a beautiful weekend, so while your up exploring the North Georgia Mountains, be sure to stop in to Marblehill Ace to pick up a bag of our certified organic compost. By adding Foothills Organics Compost™ , you can give your garden a late-summer boost. Our compost adds nutrients, retains moisture and reduces the need for chemicals in your soil, making your plants healthier while keeping pollutants out of our groundwater. Get your bags at a retailer near you and help save the Earth a little each day!
Living in North Georgia is perfect...however our house is located on a cliff which means there is not but a small space for an ideal garden. So, we decided to modify our gardening spaces and come up with our own "foothills" garden areas.
We thought it would be fun to show others who are new to gardening or who have limited space, that having a huge garden is not necessary in order to produce yummy veggies and herbs!
These are some pictures of our garden that we created using trees from our backyard. The area we chose, in these photographs, is a combination of native soil and fill-dirt, but that didn't stop us!
Just remember...by adding organic matter like Foothills Organics Compost™ to the native soil creates healthy, fertile soil ready for gardening!
We hope you enjoy this recipe from our kitchen featuring: Summer Tomato Salad
3 Freshly sliced tomatoes*
1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese
2 tbsp of freshly chopped flat leaf parsley or basil
Splash of vinegar (redwine or apple cider)
Slice fresh tomatoes. Arrange neatly on a plate like the pictures shown. Sprinkle with feta cheese. Next sprinkle the chopped fresh herbs. Drizzle a little EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil) on top. Sprinkle a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste!
*We recommend using homegrown tomatoes grown with Foothills Organics Compost™
May is National Home Improvement Month and it is the perfect time to focus on improvements that need to be made to the exterior of your home.
Small well-planned upgrades to your home's curb appeal can increase the value of your home!
Try upgrading some of your existing flower beds by planting new plants using Foothills Organics Compost and Foothills Organics Potting Soil. Our products suppress plant disease, improve soil texture, and help soil retain water.
Using Foothills Potting Soil for Flower Beds
Using Foothills Organics Compost for Turf and Flower Beds
For a eye catching, rich look in your flower beds, blend Foothills Organics Compost with your native soil, plant annuals or perennials, or simply top dress the bed with straight compost for a bold look.
The Academy of Crop Production is a Southern-centric four day conference dedicated exclusively to sharing information on ADVANCED ornamental crop production and business management techniques for ornamental producers. Hosted by the University of Georgia and the Georgia Green Industry Association, at the beautiful Indigo Hotel, Athens, GA.
This is not a trade show, but rather a concentrated series of classes that focus on important current issues facing growers. The event kicks off on June 12th with the GGIA Reception at the beautiful State Botanical Garden of Georgia featuring a keynote presentation from Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at the historic Mount Vernon.
Stick around for the UGA Trial Gardens Industry Open House on Wednesday June 15th. You do not want to miss this unique opportunity to be enjoy the classic city while learning from world class presenters!
For more information click HERE!
Exciting company news for our family here at Foothills Organics Compost™!
After review by the Washington State Department of Agriculture Organic Program (WSDA Organic Program), we received approval that qualifies Foothills Compost™ as a certified product for use in organic agriculture. The WSDA Organic Program takes this certification process very seriously, and made their decision after thorough review, which acknowledges that our product is in compliance with the Chapter 16-160 WAC and National Organic Standards.
After submitting the application, WSDA required Foothills Organics Compost™ staff to work closely with WSDA inspectors to create a cohesive systems plan. WSDA’s formal recognition lends legitimacy to Foothills Organics Compost™, creating new market opportunities for our products produced by Foothills Organics Compost™.
We’re excited to begin this new chapter as a provider of certified organic soils! For Foothills Organics Compost™, these standards represent the minimum in ecological sustainability and we strive to go above and beyond in practicing, learning and teaching about regenerative and sustainable agriculture techniques.
We love gardening in our backyard, but it's a pretty nasty slope! Gardening on our deck is easy and convenient! I get great joy out of being able to walk out of my kitchen, cut a view herbs or veggies to cook for my family.
Neither our yard space nor our budget has room for a large heated greenhouse, which would make year round gardening relatively easy! Instead, we use a raised garden bed with plastic tunnel on our deck. We can raise varieties of lettuce that are surprisingly cold-hardy, spinach, kale, chard, and other greens! This is a photo of Brian building our plastic tunnel below!
Materials needed for a 4-by-6-foot plastic tunnel:
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