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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. ...



Winter House Plant Tips

Posted at 12:47pm on January 10, 2018 in GARDEN CENTER

January and February are some the hardest months on house plants. Low light, low humidity, and pests can be issues that are often overlooked during this time. Many house plants end up with the winter blues. However, there are a few tips that will really help keep your house plants looking their best when spring rolls around.First, make sure to give house plants enough light. In the winter months the days are short and the angle of the sun is low. Use a plant stand to lift plants up off the ground. Keep an eye on what places get the most sun in the winter and strategically place plants there. Beware of putting plants too close to drafty windows or places that are very cold. Pull open blinds and shades as often as possible. Also rotate plants 180 degrees every month to keep the plant growing symmetrically.Second, make sure to keep a semi humid environment. Heating systems pull a great deal of moisture from the air making many tropical plants unhappy. This can also make wateri...



BALSAMIC VINEGAR & DIGESTION

Posted at 12:39pm on January 10, 2018 in TWISTED TRUNK VINEGAR

Balsamic vinegar is truly an amazing condiment. It offers tremendous flavor with little calories. Added bonus it is amazing for the digestive system, cardiovascular system, metabolism, and blood sugar stabilization. It is easy to find loads of studies of the effects of balsamic vinegar throughout the centuries. It really isn't new news. The ancient Greeks even studied the healing abilities of this "nectar of the gods".How does vinegar pack such a healthy punch? First, balsamic vinegar in particular comes from aged grape must. Grapes are naturally high in polyphenol content. The antioxidants in balsamic vinegar act to boost the activity of pepsin enzymes. Pepsin is an enzyme that is secreted in the stomach to aid in the breakdown of large protein molecules into smaller peptides or amino acids. These travel to the intestine where they are absorbed into the bloodstream. Proteins and fats are considered “slow burning fuel". They help our blood sugar remain steady,...