Articles by Brad Addy

Plant Care Virtuoso

Brad Addy is the heart behind the thriving greenhouses of JPPA, serving as the esteemed Greenhouse and Quality Control Manager for Jackson & Perkins, Park Seed, and Wayside Gardens since 2018. With a degree in Biology from Erskine College and a master’s degree in science specializing in Plant and Environmental Sciences from Clemson University, Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and an insatiable passion for plant care to our community.

His education at Clemson University was enhanced by invaluable work in the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic, diagnosing plant health issues for both commercial and personal growers. This experience honed his expertise in identifying and solving complex plant problems, making him the leader of our plant care philosophy.

Beyond the greenhouses, Brad thrives on feedback and interactions with the gardening community. Nothing brings him more joy than hearing about the success and growth of plants that started under his care. Whether it's through direct communication or responding to submitted inquiries, Brad is always eager to share his expert opinions and diagnoses, fostering a deeper connection with fellow gardening customers.

As the manager of our care team and front-end production, Brad ensures the health and quality of our plants company wide. His dedication to plant care excellence not only ensures the quality of our seeds, plants, trees, shrubs, bulbs, and living gifts but also embodies the trust and reliability our customers have come to expect from us.

Brad’s guiding principle ensures that only the best plants, nurtured under his watchful eye, make their way to your gardens. Join Brad on the quest to gardening excellence, where every plant is a testament to quality and every piece of advice is a step toward a flourishing garden.
How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed
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How to Grow Tomatoes from Seed

Ready to grow tomatoes? Here’s everything you need to know to grow the best-tasting tomatoes you’ve ever had from seed.

What Vegetable Gardeners Should Know About GMO
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What Vegetable Gardeners Should Know About GMO

Learn about different types of seeds so you can choose the best options for your garden and nutrition. 

When to Bring Plants Inside for Winter: 8 Things to Consider
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When to Bring Plants Inside for Winter: 8 Things to Consider

8 tips to keep perennials thriving indoors when it's too cold outside.

How to Transplant Seedlings
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How to Transplant Seedlings

Tips to successfully transplant seedlings for your ultimate garden success. 

Understanding Fertilizer
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Understanding Fertilizer

The elements and ingredients of fertilizer are explained, including when to fertilize. 

Get a Head Start: How to Grow Vegetables from Seeds
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Get a Head Start: How to Grow Vegetables from Seeds

Growing from seed gives you more variety in flowers and food to plant.  

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