Thursday, August 1, 2013
We have been hard at work this week getting ready for the seedling sale this weekend! We are very excited about the sale and getting to see you all. The plants we'll have available this weekend are: cucumber, cantaloupe, yellow personal watermelon, cherry tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, eggplant, orange bell pepper, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, banana pepper, purple bean, black eyed pea, yellow zucchini, yellow squash, zucchini, red okra, green okra, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, acorn squash, sweet corn, jalapenos. Sadly some of the other plants we started may not be ready this weekend but should be ready the following week. We hope to see all of you this weekend!
ALL of our seedlings are organic and grown in organic compost. Most of our varieties are heirloom - ones you can't buy anywhere else in town.
Remember, if you come to the sale, and you have any egg cartons or aluminum cans we can recycle for you, please bring them on Saturday!
The sale will be at 902 Esther in Bryan. We'll also have organic lemonade and organic suckers for sale while you shop.
We'll have more fall/late winter seedlings available in about six weeks. We're using Texas A&M's guide for planting, so the items we have available right now are what should be planted at this time. But leave room in your fall/winter garden for the other veggies we'll have ready in a few weeks.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
One of the Botany Brother's biggest goals (besides selling organic and exotic varieties of plants) is recycling. Several sources online estimate that millions of the black, plastic planting containers bought at nurseries end up in landfills. We are committed not only to learning how to reseed organic plants and to grow them, but also to do those things in ways that are good for the earth. All the supplies we plant in have been recycled and most of them can be planted directly into the ground where they will degrade. Not only are we lessening the load on landfills, we hope to be giving back to the earth and our gardens with the materials we plant our seedlings in.
Just a few of our organic, heirloom seedlings growing for the seedling sale.
We want to partner with our community to provide healthy food options, learn about gardening, and reduce waste. Perhaps you want to reduce waste too. We have a way we can work together. We will gladly recycle your egg cartons and food cans.
A tomato plant growing in a recycled cherry tomato container. Ironic?
You can get these items to us three different ways.
1. If you go to our church or schools, we can pick them up there.
2. We have a box by our front door where you can always drop your egg cartons and food cans.
3. Once you have several collected, we also can pick them up. Email us at email@example.com once you have supplies for us to pick up.
One Botany Brother taking recycling to a whole new level.
Yellow, personal watermelons growing inside a yellow, personal watermelon.
We hope to see you all at our plant sale coming up August 3rd and August the 10th!
A great link:
Check out this post from Rare Seeds about fall gardens.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Hey gardeners! We are having a plant sale on August 3rd and the 10th. It will be from 9:00 a.m. until dark. We will be selling organic and heirloom seedlings for your fall/winter garden! There will be several exotic varieties you can't find anywhere else in town - like purple carrots and white tomatoes. Most organic seedlings will be $1 each or six for $5. All of our plants are grown with organic, non-GMO seed and in organic soil. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We hope to see you!
If you are like us and just starting to learn how to grow your own food, there is a class coming up from the Brazos Valley Master Gardeners all about fall vegetable gardens. Check it out!
We have organic cantaloupe seedlings, organic yellow personal watermelon seedlings, and basil plants available now. Let us know if you're interested.
Monday, June 24, 2013
If you want to know what not to do with egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, and plastic garden pots, then follow the pictures above. If you want to know what to do with egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, and plastic garden pots, we think you should give them to us and let us put them to good use. We know more people than Jack Johnson are wanting to reduce, reuse, recycle. The only problem is not everybody knows what to do with their recyclables. We always love to reuse what others call garbage and can always use more egg cartons, toilet paper rolls, and plastic garden pots to plant our seedlings in and grow our business. One of our biggest goals is to make a cleaner world. So help our planet (and our business) and give us your recyclables!
What to Save:
paper towel rolls, egg cartons, and plastic gardening pots
How to Get Them to Us:
If we don't normally run into you in real life and you live in our town, please email us at email@example.com. We'll come pick up the items you save for us.
Sunday, June 23, 2013
Our first reseeding project was a success! We saved seeds from a really sweet organic cantaloupe and then replanted them. We have several trays of seedlings ready to sell. According to Texas A&M, if you live in Central Texas, now is the time to plant melons. Each plant is $1 or you can get 6 plants for $5. To order, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Each plant is from an organic cantaloupe and is growing in organic soil.
Facts about Cantaloupe:
The cantaloupe we eat is actually called musk melon.
Cantaloupes are high in potassium and vitamin C.
Cantaloupes like full sun.