Best Vegetables that Sow Themselves

04/05/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Easiest to Grow self-sowing vegetable plantsSelf-sower Vegetables for early spring gardens Succession bed When adding and “turning in” some Barnyard Manure, the ideal soil amendments, and plant nutrients for the perfect garden soil, have…

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March Gardening Tasks Need Completion NOW!

03/29/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, The Mountain Gardener Spring weather signals the start of specific gardening tasks that are essential to maintaining a vital, healthy garden. I’m a list type of gardener, and the following is my springtime procedural list in order…

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Using Coffee Grounds as Garden Fertilizer

01/09/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener If you make a daily pot of coffee, you have a fabulous source of the organic matter right at your fingertips. Coffee grounds can make your garden happier in several ways, and not just…

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2018 Rose of the Year Collection

05/05/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona are famous for easy-care roses. Because of the dry air and alkaline soils we just grow a better, brighter, more fragrant rose without the disease and insect issues that plague…

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Flower Power “It’s like a Snickers Bar for Your Plants”

04/13/2018 Ken Davis

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Growing Better Peony Plants

04/07/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Peony plants are found growing naturally in the gardens of Europe, China, and the Western U.S. From one corner of the globe to another, peony plants long have been transplanted and admired. In China,…

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The Difference Between Frost and Freeze Warnings

03/31/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Spring is here and the planting season is in full gear but there still is a chance of frost.  Already customers have been to the garden center begging for tomato plants, the ultimate temperate,…

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