Preparing Garden Soils for Spring Planting

01/23/2020 Ken Davis

Preparing Garden Soils for Spring Planting Once you’ve tried digging the first planting hole in a mountain garden you learn that our native soils are HARD !!!  Skimp on spring soil preparation to “soften” the ground and your garden’s production…

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6 Genius Uses for Eggshells in Your Garden

01/22/2020 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Eggs are naturals for a gardener’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the resultant empty eggshells are very good for the garden! Instead of throwing away all those shells, make good use of them as…

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2020 Gardener’s New Year Resolutions

12/27/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Garden Alert! Frozen soils can take a noticeable toll on the landscape. The heaving of the earth breaks tender new roots and causes the roots of some plants to come right up out of…

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Transition to September Planting Season

08/29/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Many of us have gardened in places where the soil is rich, its pH perfectly balanced, the climate blessed with consistent rainfall, gentle sun, and plant-coddling humidity.    Mountain soil and climate present the opposites…

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Ultimate Guide to Garden $avings

08/22/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Gardening is a hobby, and like all hobbies, it’s easy to get carried away beyond hobby-budgeted funds. Even after you have the necessary tools and supplies, there always are new plants, hats, gloves, and…

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10 TIPS TO EASIER GARDENING

08/06/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Time seems to drag when the voices of stress repeat themselves in my head, but stress is never an issue in the garden. Gardening is my escape from a hyper-connected world of Facebook, inbox,…

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10 TIPS TO EASIER GARDENING

07/31/2019 admin

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Time seems to drag when the voices of stress repeat themselves in my head, but stress is never an issue in the garden. Gardening is my escape from a hyper-connected world of Facebook, inbox,…

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