Winter Squash Guide

03/30/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

What a diverse and versatile vegetable! From tender, green, white, and yellow summer squash to even more varied colors of winter squash with thick rinds and stringy interiors, there is a squash for all occasions. Summer and winter squashes are…

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Summer Squash Guide

03/30/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

What a diverse and versatile vegetable! From tender, green, white, and yellow summer squash to even more varied colors of winter squash with thick rinds and stringy interiors, there is a squash for all occasions. Summer and winter squashes are…

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Growing Better Okra

03/28/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Okra is grown for its long, pointed seed pods, which are used in stews, gumbos and soups. Okra is in the same family as cotton, hollyhocks and hibiscus. This edible vegetable has such a pretty hibiscus type flower it makes…

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Onions – the Tasty Bulb

03/28/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Onions are edible bulbs. They are members of the alluim family, along with chives, garlic, leeks and shallots. Onion bulbs are round or oblong and are composed of concentric layers. They can have either a pungent smell or be quite…

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Cucumbers in Vining Abundance

03/28/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Cucumbers just aren’t the same bought from the grocery store wrapped in plastic and coated in wax to shine it up. This crunch garden delicacy is so much more, with dozens of local favorites to choose from. Most gardeners think…

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Green Beans – Insiders Tip to Local Gardens

03/28/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Beans come in a variety of forms, but it’s the green bean most recognized in the restaurants. Hot, cold, or raw in salads, string beans are versatile in the kitchen and very prolific growing in the garden. Green bean plants…

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Fragrant Rosemary to Grow Indoors or Out

03/26/2016 Ken Davis

Rosemary is a natural for hot sunny gardens.  Originating in the hills surrounding the Mediterranean, there are varieties that are equally at home in our mountain gardens.  If you have struggled with a not-so-green thumb, a type of this fragrant…

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It’s Time to Fertilize

03/25/2016 Ken Davis

To Assure the Greatest Success with Your Plants, Shrubs, Trees & Lawns it is Recommended that they be Fertilized 3 Times a Year with Our Watters All Purpose Plant Food 7-4-4. The Easiest way to remember is the holidays that fall…

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Pink Flowering Almond in Spring

03/24/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Very double, very pink flowers have cover this compact 3′ shrub all the way to the ground. No other shrub in spring is as pretty.  Because of its small size it never needs pruning, hardy as can be and won’t overpower…

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Red Centurion Crabapple In Bloom

03/24/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Leaves of this decorative tree emerge red in spring turning a bronze green in summer, then back to orange through autumn. Very large, very red flowers have covered this tree followed by cute red fruits. This Crabapple has very large flowers…

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