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COFFEE TASTING 05/05/2018

Posted at 1:11pm on June 15, 2018 in

This past week, Lexie did another coffee tasting! She sampled the Sleepyhead blend, which is an Indonesian pre-roast blend of coffees that has different flavor notes of heavy, complex, bitter, and earthy. She paired this with a brownie made by one of our skilled baristas. This combination brought out the chocolate flavor in the coffee and muted the bitter, earthy flavor. Stop in and try this pairing today! She also talked about the next step in her seed to cup steps. This included milling and exporting. There are 3 different steps in the milling process(hulling, polishing, and grading & sorting). That means she has covered 6 out of the 10 steps that it takes to produce coffee. Her next coffee tasting will be on Saturday, May 19th at 10:00am in the Aroma cafe! This will be the opportunity to do a traditional tasting! Like our page on Facebook to get more updates on dates and times of our tastings! Any questions? Lexie would be more than happy to answer them for you!...



COFFEE TASTING NEWSLETTER

Posted at 12:47pm on June 15, 2018 in

On the first and third Saturday of every month starting at 10:00am we have an experienced barista, Lexie, come in and host a coffee tasting! In each coffee tasting, Lexie will teach people something new about coffee. In April, she taught us about the growing process, the difference between peaberry beans and flatberry beans, and the drying processes. Each week, there is a featured coffee and pastry pairing that can be found in our cafe, Aroma. For example, on April 7th she had a Tanzania coffee paired with a cherry turnover, and on April 21st she had a Sumatra coffee paired with our gluten free brazi balls. During the tasting she talks about the different smells and complex flavors that are found when mixing the two. She also touches on the region, roast, and flavors that can be found in the specific coffee for that tasting! To learn more about the coffee tasting or if you have any questions on previous tastings/topics discussed contact us at thegreenthumbers.comLexie would love to an...



BROWN SPOTS IN MY YARD

Posted at 11:00am on June 15, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

Do you have brown spots in your yard?  If it's not the dog, and there is a solution for that called dog rocks, then your problem could be dollar spot or fusarium blight. It begins to take a hold in your yard late May or early June. It is a disease that usually reoccurs every year. As with any disease, it is better to prevent it in the first place than to cure it once you see it in your yard. I recommend a product from Fertilome called F-stop. It is a granular product and is best applied with a lawn spreader. If you have had a problem with lawn disease in the past, I recommend two applications approximately 3 to 4 weeks apart. ...



TREAT TOMATOES

Posted at 9:43am on June 15, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

Treat tomato plants before it's too late! One of the most common problems with tomato plants is tomato blight, which if left untreated will kill your tomatoes. To prevent this from happening, it is important to treat before the disease starts. The disease will become very prevalent when the heat and high humidity kick in. Lower leaves will begin to turn yellow and dark spots will appear on the leaves as well. I recommend an organic Bio-Fungicide called Revitalize made by Bonide for treatment. As always follow label directions closely. Using this product will help to insure your tomato plants produce lots of healthy tomatoes all season long. ...



COLORED MULCH

Posted at 4:29pm on April 17, 2018 in LANDSCAPING

How often can you change the canvas on a painting?  If you think about it you do this every year when you update your mulch... Mother Nature has many brush strokes of color in your yard. From blooming spring bulbs, trees, and shrubs, to a full array of colors. Every year you get to choose the canvas its displayed on!This year at The Green Thumbers we offer several great products!  In past years we have offered hardwood mulch, a great product, but it does lose its natural color and fades to a gray tone.Our NEW products are a great, natural hardwood product with a vegetable dye sprayed on them, this allows the color to last the whole growing season and gives your painting the pop it needs. These products are gathered from several sawmills in the upper Mississippi Valley (real wood not old pallets ground up). We feel using a natural, "real" product holds the color better and stays fresh longer.Color Selections:Dark Chestnut: Bulk or bagged.  This is a nice dark brown produ...