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The Fall Gardener’s Ultimate Planting List

Oct 17, 2017 1:47:58 PM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Gardening, Fall Home/Garden

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Fall Gardening

Spring and Summer are a gardener’s time to shine. The warm weather makes it easy to spend hours and hours working out in your garden, enjoying the sunlight, and producing beautiful flowers, herbs and healthy veggies.

But colder weather doesn’t mean those gardening tasks have to come to an end. There are plenty of important fall gardening tasks to prepare for the winter cold, dreary weather.

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Simple Gardening Tips to Follow

Jun 22, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Gardening

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Starting a garden may sound a little overwhelming to you or it may be your favorite part of the year! Either way there are so many things to be learned when starting a garden. Whether you have a container garden, just a few plants in a raised bed, or have a larger garden in the backyard, there’s always something to be learned from other gardeners.

If you haven’t already, you should check out our container garden series! See the adventure unfold with videos, mishaps, tips and more.

Garden Sheds or Utility Sheds are a great asset to anyone looking to start their own garden. See why here!   

Our Cook Shed dealer in Raytown, MO, Brad Myers, is an avid gardener and shared some simple gardening tips to follow.

 Gardening Tips from Cook Shed Dealer

Start with already grown plants, not seeds.

Brad says if you’re starting out to skip the seeds and buy plants that are already grown.  This way you’re producing sooner. If you plant from seeds, then you lose a lot of time, waiting for the seeds to successfully sprout.

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How Your Garden Supports You & the Planet

Jun 20, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Gardening

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Hydropnics TowersNo matter the space you’re working with inside or outside, you can still have a garden. A Cook Dealer from Muskogee, OK actually grows food inside, year round, with Hydroponic towers.

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Use Your Garden Shed to Its Full Potential

Jun 9, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Buying a Shed, Gardening

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When you love to garden, a portable building can be a great asset. There are so many ways to incorporate it into your landscape. With a Cook Garden Shed, you’ll not only have a portable building, but a versatile shed that will last the test of time and the elements.  

Your garden is your pride and joy, so make the most of your shed to help you do what you love! Here is how to use your garden shed to its full potential.   

 Cook Garden Shed with Flower Box

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Planting by the Signs

May 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Catie posted in Gardening

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Guest Post by: Catie

Catie loves to write, and try new things (and wrangling her loved ones into the process). She currently works for a marketing firm in Kentucky where she plays skee-ball, drinks hot chocolate and, oh, writes all day long.

Learning How to Plant by the Signs

Growing up my grandad always had a huge garden.  We’d get together and help pick strawberries, blackberries, corn and more.

I, being a little grossed out by bugs and dirt, ...would wear a hat, longsleeves, gloves, pants and don’t forget the boots...just to pick the corn.  (yes, they all thought I was being ridiculous too)

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Why You Should Start a Garden

May 25, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Catie posted in Gardening

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Guest Post by: Catie

Catie loves to write, and try new things (and wrangling her loved ones into the process). She currently works for a marketing firm in Kentucky where she plays skee-ball, drinks hot chocolate and, oh, writes all day long. 

 

Ready to start a garden? Not sure your thumb is green enough? The first reason you should start a garden is because you want to.  But if you haven’t found a love of gardening just yet, that’s ok, because I’m not sure I have either! So let’s discover the benefits of it together.

From the research I’ve done and my own experience over the last few weeks, here are some of the things I’ve learned.

 Why You Should Start a Garden

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Adventures in Container Gardening: Meeting an Expert

May 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM / by Catie posted in Gardening

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Guest Post by: Catie

Catie loves to write, and try new things (and wrangling her loved ones into the process). She currently works for a marketing firm in Kentucky where she plays skee-ball, drinks hot chocolate and, oh, writes all day long. 

 

Adventures in Container Gardening -- Meeting an Expert

Last week I visited our local extension office for a free container gardening class and I learned a ton!  

Kathy Wimberley of the McCracken County Extension Office hosted the class that I was able to attend with a few of my coworkers.  We had a great time and all left with a few FREE plants! I now have another tomato plant to add to my balcony.  

If you've missed any of this container garden series, check out more here: 

My Adventures in Container Gardening (how I got started!) 

How to Start a Container Garden [VIDEOS]

Make Gardening a Family Event

The class was great, because there were a lot of hands-on activities while we learned a lot of helpful facts and tips.

Here are a few of the highlights that Kathy talked about:

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How to Start a Container Garden [VIDEOS]

May 15, 2017 11:08:06 AM / by Catie posted in Gardening

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Guest Post by: Catie

Catie loves to write, and try new things (and wrangling her loved ones into the process). She currently works for a marketing firm in Kentucky where she plays skee-ball, drinks hot chocolate and, oh, writes all day long. 

 

There are many reasons you may want to start a container garden, from working with a limited space, to wanting 

to control your growing environment a little more.  Or, you may just want to cut back on your large garden to something a little more manageable.  


I decided this year that I wanted to start a container garden. You can read about the beginning of my adventure here!

Catie starting her Container Garden

So, how do you get started? I talked with a local farm supply store to get a few answers! Sarah Alvey had some great insights. She's the Assistant Manager at Phelps Farm & Home Service in Paducah, KY.

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My Adventures in Container Gardening [VIDEO]

May 15, 2017 9:50:33 AM / by Catie posted in Gardening

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Guest Post by: Catie

Catie loves to write, and try new things (and wrangling her loved ones into the process). She currently works for a marketing firm in Kentucky where she plays skee-ball, drinks hot chocolate and, oh, writes all day long.

How to Start a Container Garden with a 5-Gallon Bucket

Container Gardening is big right now! Our guest blogger Catie decided to try it out. Follow her adventures in container gardening here: http://info.cookstuff.com/blog/my-adventures-in-container-gardening

Posted by Cook Portable Warehouses, Inc. on Monday, May 15, 2017

You just saw above the quick video of how to put these container gardens together.  A few minutes is all you really need!

But...that wasn’t the case when I first started.  Let me tell you about all the mishaps along the way. Hopefully you won’t drive your spouse or significant other crazy during the process. It’s a wonder my boyfriend is still with me after the many frustrating trips we took to farm and home supply stores to buy or return items.


So, lesson number 1: It always takes longer and more money than I think it is going to.  

Starting a Container Garden
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Make Gardening a Family Event

May 10, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Cook Portable Warehouses posted in Personal/Family Improvement, Gardening

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As your children grow and gain more independence you may feel like your family is growing apart. But, it doesn’t have to.  This is when you can begin working on changing your family dynamic.

So, how do you start opening up more dialogue and continue working as a family team? Gardening is a great way to do this! With a garden your family will be working together from Spring to Fall.  You’ll all be busy from planning, to harvesting, to the canning and freezing of your goods!

If you're just starting your garden here's a list of essential tools you may want to add to your shed.   

There are so many things you can talk about and learn while you’re working towards a successful garden.  You know your family, so sometimes it may be time to just work in silence, but there are some fun ways to make the time go by faster.

Make Gardening a Family Fun Event + Cook Portable Warehouses

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