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The Secret Behind Your Soil

No matter how green of a thumb you may have, you need healthy soil for your garden to truly grow and thrive. To ensure that your garden bed’s soil is healthy, you need to understand soil’s five key components:

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Spread the Word! It’s Pollinator Week June 19-25

Gardeners everywhere appreciate the importance of pollinators. Pollinator Week, June 19-25, brings the importance of pollination to the forefront and to the masses. Most of us remember from grade school what pollination is: it occurs when pollen is moved from flower to flower by the birds and the bees, bats, butterflies and even the wind. We need pollination transfer so plants thrive and seeds grow, but why else is it so important? There are many foods produced that we eat every day. Apples, blueberries, coffee and chocolate ALL need the help of pollinators. In the US, pollination by honeybees, native bees, and other insects produces $40 billion worth of products annually.

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“Buzz Off”: Plants that Deter Bugs

Nothing ruins quality time spent outdoors faster than pesky insects such as mosquitos, flies and beetles. Not only are these insects the culprits for ruining your patio party, but many of them can also be harmful to the plants that supply your family with the organic fruits and veggies you all love. Insects such as grasshoppers, aphids, earwigs, and many other predators feed on your garden, killing your plant’s produce. Protect your family and your garden beds this spring by strategically planting these plants that help ward off harmful insects.

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Why Our Loyalty Program Rocks

If you haven’t joined our Joe’s Market Basket Loyalty Program yet, it’s not too late to start getting “Basket Bucks” for purchases made at any of our four Market Basket locations. We appreciate your business, and your customer loyalty means the world to us. Offering you savings perks on purchases you make at our stores is our way of saying “thank you for your business”.

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