Houseplant Heroes!

Houseplants make our indoor environments better in so many ways! They clean air, provide oxygen, and have proven psychological benefits. However, we hear way too often that people love houseplants but can’t keep them alive. We will walk you through which houseplants are best for different situations, the top performers for indoor air purification, and best practices to make anyone a successful houseplant parent! FREE
Class size will be limited to 25 attendees.
TO SIGN UP please call 208-389-4769
Class will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

Houseplant Heroes!

Houseplants make our indoor environments better in so many ways! They clean air, provide oxygen, and have proven psychological benefits. However, we hear way too often that people love houseplants but can’t keep them alive. We will walk you through which houseplants are best for different situations, the top performers for indoor air purification, and best practices to make anyone a successful houseplant parent! FREE
Class size will be limited to 25 attendees.
TO SIGN UP please call 208-389-4769
Class will also be live-streamed on Facebook.

How to Manage Overgrown Tomatoes

Do as I say, not as I do. This is what happens when pruning your tomatoes is just not a thing during a super busy spring and summer. All is not lost! With some light pruning now and some more aggressive pruning in a few weeks, I still think I’m going to have a pretty awesome harvest.

Why Won’t My Green Tomatoes Turn Color?

@northendorganicnursery

Frustrates your tomatoes dont seem to be turning color? It’ts the heat! Find tomatoes that are finished growing and ready to turn, pick them and bring them inside and see what happens! #tomato #tomatohacks #tomatotips #ripetomatoes #gardenhacks #gardentok #northendorganicnursery #shoplocal

♬ original sound – 🌵🌿Neon 🌿🌵

Tomatoes not ripening on the vine?

Lindsay, owner of North End Organic Nursery, explains the process required for tomatoes to turn from green to red.

She also offers a surprising tip for ripening tomatoes that have already begun to change color.

Shaking Tomatoes For Better Fruit Set

@northendorganicnursery

Hot temperatures often mean poor fruit set. Do this simple thing every day to keep your plants producing! #northendorganicnursery #tomato #tomatoes #gardening #gardentok #gardenhack #shakeyourplants

♬ original sound – 🌵🌿Neon 🌿🌵

Are your tomato plants refusing to set fruit?

Lindsay, owner of North End Organic Nursery in Garden City Idaho, explains the pollination process required for tomato flowers to produce fruit. She also offers tips for getting the most fruit possible from your tomato plants.

It’s so easy!

Celebrate Pollinators!

Celebrate pollinators of all kinds with us at NEON! This interactive event is designed to be a fun way to both educate ourselves about our critical role in pollinator health, as well as celebrate all the cool things we can do to make a difference daily!

All ages scavenger hunt with prizes, as well as educational booths.

Build your own Mason bee house with The ReUse Market, then create your own native flower seed “bomb” to spread pollinator fodder throughout our urbanscapes.
Free event, grab your friends and family and head on down to enjoy all the activities!

Growing Great Garlic: Spring Edition

If you planted garlic this fall, I am sure it’s up and looking great right now!

Lindsay, owner of North End Organic Nursery in Garden City Idaho, explains some of the things that can be done to make sure you produce large fragrant heads of garlic for all of your fall meals.

Garlic should likely be ready to harvest in July!!

Get to Know: Hill Marmande

Get to know tomatoes!!

Today’s featured variety: Hill Marmande

Certified organic plants available at NEON, grown from seed from Snake River Seed Cooperative!

Meaty French heirloom tomato with excellent eating qualities. Superb slicer.

This is a selection of the famous French heirloom market variety done by discerning grower Kristi Appelhans. Fruits produce heavy yields of hearty, meaty fruits excellent for slicing. On the earlier side for a medium-large slicer, and mighty pretty to boot!

Get to Know: Mortgage Lifter

Get to know tomatoes!

Today’s featured tomato is: Mortgage Lifter

Also known as radiator Charlie’s mortgage lifter, the tomato has a fun backstory of it being developed by the owner of a radiator shop located at the bottom of a steep hill in West Virginia. Over six years, he bred and developed this tomato, and sold them to customers and passersby for one dollar per plant back in the 1930s. Legend has it that he paid off his repair shops mortgage through the sale of the plants, not by fixing radiators!

Mortgage Lifter is an abundant and dependable producer of dark pink beefsteak tomatoes weighing around a pound each. We’ve been impressed at the variety’s ability to produce beautiful tomatoes under a myriad of challenging conditions. The flavor is exceptional and the large size makes them perfect for sandwiches—one slice more than covers a slice of bread!

80-90 days from transplant.