Planting Winter Crops: A Guide to Growing Shallots, Onions, and Garlic

Tuesday April 18, 2023

As the weather turns colder, many gardeners are ready to pack up their tools and wait until spring to start planting again. But why wait when you can start growing delicious winter crops? At O’Tools, you can find a variety of bulbs and plants perfect for winter gardening, including shallots, onions, and garlic. When planting shallots, it’s important to remember …

5 Tips for Seed Starting

Monday April 17, 2023

Know your last frost date & use the seed packet to know when to start. Use Coco coir pots on a seed tray. Keep the soil loose. Don’t pack it in. Water from the bottom. Fill the tray to keep soil moist. Cover until the seedlings emerge to keep moisture in. Bonus! Heated seed mats give some seeds a boost.

A Beginner’s Guide to Planting Potatoes in Containers

Monday April 17, 2023

Are you interested in growing your own potatoes, but don’t have the space for a traditional garden? No problem! With a few simple steps, you can easily grow potatoes in containers right at home. Here’s how: Choose Your Seed Potatoes Visit O’Toole’s Garden Centers to find seed potatoes that are suitable for container growing. Once you have your seed potatoes, …

How To Plant Grass Seed with Todd from Buffalo Seed Company

Monday April 25, 2022

When it comes to your lawn, keeping things healthy and sustainable is so important! So I met up with Todd from Buffalo Seed Company (sold at my favorite- O’Toole’s!) in his yard to go over three things: First, the importance of aerating your existing lawn. I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t understand the need, but Todd explained …

Seed Starting Do’s & Don’ts

Monday February 11, 2019

DO Start with clean trays You can re-use last year’s trays but we recommend cleaning and sterilizing them. DON’T Use Regular Potting Mix because it’s probably not the best choice for your new little seedlings. Read Full Blog Entry…

What You’ll Need to Start Your Seeds

Monday February 5, 2018

Starting seeds indoors is fun, economic and a great cure for cabin fever. Best of all, you can get started with just a few simple items. Here’s what you’ll need to get your garden going this winter. Containers The classic indoor seed set up includes a plastic tray, clear dome and inserts of small cells where the seeds will grow, …