Home Harvest Sponsor Profile

Posted on Feb 14 2011 - 2:57am by Mike Lieberman

I’d like to introduce Home Harvest Garden Supply as a new sponsor of Urban Organic Gardener. I spoke with their Director of Internet Marketing, Jeff Edwards to learn more about the company. Here’s the Q&A.

What does your company specialize in?
Hard-to-find gardening supplies including organic fertilizers and soil amendments; natural pest controls and beneficial insects; pots, containers, & potting mixes; nursery and greenhouse supplies; hydroponic equipment and supplies; hobby greenhouses & accessories; seed starting and plant propagation supplies; high output propagation and growing lights; and much more.

What is your best selling product?
Right now, our best selling products are T5 High Output Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures that are used for starting seeds and getting a jump on the growing season.

What’s the one piece of advice that you wish someone gave you when you first started to grow your own?
When starting seeds indoors under artificial light, be sure to place a small oscillating fan near the seedlings once they have sprouted, so as to provide a gentle breeze for at least a couple of hours each day. You don’t need a hurricane, just enough to make the seedlings sway a bit.

This will encourage your seedlings to develop a compact plant habit with a much sturdier stalk that will help lessen the shock of transplant into the garden and give them a stronger start.

What herb or veggie do you recommend for first-timers?
Basil, super easy to grow anywhere… super easy to use in the kitchen.

Be sure to check out Home Harvest Garden Supply on Facebook and Twitter.

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