The grass is always greener on your neighbor's lawn, but that's only because he's been running genetically modified, pesto-based fertilizer through his sprinkler system. Go natural with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $35 worth of indoor and outdoor gardening products at Portland Hydroponics & Organics and Corvallis Hydroponics & Organics's in Tigard and Corvallis.
At Hydroponics & Organics, a team of knowledgeable green thumbs equips progressive gardeners with the materials and tools needed to propagate plants in any environment. Nestle non-genetically modified fruit, vegetable, or flower Territorial Seeds ($2+) in natural, aerated Ocean Forest soil ($10.75) or add Roots Organic potting soil ($10.75) for better drainage and to sustain heavily feeding plants. Newborn sprouts can safely thrive away from the cruel taunts of Cabbage Patch Kids in 5–15-gallon Smart Pots—soft-sided containers that allow aeration of the plant's base to promote resilient, highly branched root-structures ($5.35–$8.95). The gardening shop also offers a host of stimulating plant foods ($29.99), seed mats ($22.95), and fans ($54.95) to simulate Mother Nature's nurturing need to continually keep children cool, comfortable, and full of ice cream.