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Microgreens

Microgreens Gain Huge Popularity

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Remember the last time you ordered a salad at a fancy restaurant? Do you recall the tiny vegetable leaves that sat atop your salad? Those are called microgreens, which are grown and harvested in a process called micro-gardening or cut-and-come-again gardening. Those greens include the immature leaves and stems from broccoli, celery, kale, spinach, […]

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Alternative Gardening

Alternative Gardening

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Alternative gardens can be a great choice for a lot of families, whether you live in the city, suburbs, or out in the country. Linda Woolsey, Certified Professional Horticulturalist and lifelong gardener has some tips to help you add an alternative garden to your yard, patio, deck, or acreage. When Linda started at the […]

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Gardening Basics

The Basics of Good Gardening

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  At every Coastal location, you’ll find a handful of experts who know how to help you plant and maintain a great garden. But if you’re near the Marysville, Washington store, you’re going to meet Linda Woolsey, Certified Professional Horticulturalist and lifelong gardener. She loves gardening and sharing her expertise with others. Today, she’s covering […]

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Linda Woolsey

Linda Knows Gardening

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  When Linda Woolsey applied to work at the Marysville, Washington Coastal, we had found a keeper – especially when it comes to gardening. Linda is a Certified Professional Horticulturist and lifelong gardener who knows how to properly grow a tomato, produce the best cucumbers, transplant perennials, and loves to share her insights and expertise […]

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Horse Worming

The How and When of Horse Deworming

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  The arch nemesis of horse owners everywhere is the parasite. When left unchecked in your horse’s digestive tract, these freeloading organisms can cause inflammation, decrease the nutrients your horse gets from their food, and could keep your animals from their peak performance. The folks at Zoetis have some solid advice to keep your equine […]

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Avoid Beekeeping Mistakes

How to Avoid Common Beginner Beekeeping Mistakes

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Beekeepers are everywhere nowadays. As Matthew Teichman, Coastal’s bee expert recently explained, people are starting to keep hives on their farms and ranches, in orchards, among suburban homes, and even atop city high-rise buildings. With all those new beekeepers, we asked Matthew about the common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid those issues. […]

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What to know about beekeeping

What to Know Before You Become a Beekeeper

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  There is a lot of buzz about beekeeping nowadays. Take a short drive anywhere and you’ll find manmade beehives lining orchards, fields, and pastures. You’ll even find them in suburban neighborhoods. While beekeeping is popular, there are a few things you need to know before you add bees to your list of chores and […]

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Four Good Reasons to Keep Bees

Four Good Reasons to Keep Bees

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Beekeepers often get into bees by chance. What starts with one hive quickly grows to several. So, what keeps these keepers of bees interested in maintaining up to 80,000 stinging insects? For a guy like Matthew Teichman, our bee expert and longtime Coastal employee, it’s how he stays young. While everyone has their own […]

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Matthew Teichman

Beekeeping for Fun and Profit

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Honey bees are some of the best pollinators on the planet, making it possible for us to grow nearly a third of the food we eat. The Coastal bee expert is Matthew Teichman, floor supervisor at the Woodburn, Oregon store. He knows his stuff, and is always eager to share his passion and insights […]

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Spring Chores

Preparing Your Homestead for Springtime Chores

Coastal’s Urban Farmer’s Almanac

  Preparing for the next season is important, whether you’re running a ranch, maintaining a small farm, or simply working on your suburban yard. While it’s still too cold (and wet) to mow or garden, there are things you can do right now to make your life easier, and get your chores done faster, this […]

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