Sow & Grow Peppers Like a Pro

05/10/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener I’m a salsa gardener, and proud of it! The bulk of my gardens are dedicated to tomatoes, tomatillos, cilantro, onions, chives, and peppers. Yum-m-m!  I like grilled peppers, peppers eaten out-of-hand fresh from the…

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Picture Perfect Pottery Gardens

08/20/2015 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Picking the perfect pot: Container gardens can add a punch of color, elegance, creativity, and/or drama to your landscape. As with statuary and garden art, container gardens are the accent pieces in our gardens.…

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4 Keys to Designing and Building Raised Garden Beds

01/29/2015 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

A raised bed is a bottomless frame set into a shallow trench. The sides can be made of almost any durable building material: rock, brick, concrete, and interlocking blocks. Retired watering troughs or claw foot bathtubs are the easiest raised…

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Exceptional Garden Soils mean Exceptional Crops this Spring

01/22/2015 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

January has been so nice that gardens are starting to show color. Some forsythia a winter blooming jasmine are showing their yellow flowers, lilac buds are huge, and fruit trees are starting to show the ‘popcorn’ stage in their bud…

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