Fertilize Everything in the Yard Before Halloween

10/14/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Walk down any aisle of your local garden center, and you can’t help but notice the dizzying array of plant foods. You’ll see bags, bottles, powders, granules, sprays, and concentrates. Furthermore, you’ll discover more…

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Fruit Trees – Health & Harvest

02/16/2021 Ken Davis

https://youtu.be/S8dr4hybjmM Watch the Livestream Fruit trees not only beautify our landscapes, but they also give us actual food to eat! Links to Additional Information Fruit Tree Calendar Apple Pollinator Chart Apricot Pollinator Chart Cherries Pollinator Chart Nectarines Pollinator Chart  Peaches…

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8 Essentials to a Healthy Autumn Landscape

10/02/2019 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It definitely feels like Autumn in the Lain gardens. We haven’t lit the pilot light on the fireplace, but there is a chill in the air every morning. There are a few things I…

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Root and Grow

08/28/2019 Ken Davis

Use to Stabilize transplant shock & plant stress Use every 2 weeks until new growth forms2 oz mixed with a gallon of water (1 capful)

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Fruit and Vegetable Food

08/28/2019 Ken Davis

6-4-4-7Ca Organic With added Calcium for bigger, brighter, BETTER fruit and veggiesContains Nitrogen – Phosphate – Potash & CalciumThis organic recipe improves the flavor and size of Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs & All Flowering PlantsFar safer for your family, pets, and…

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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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Growing Beautiful Snapdragons

03/07/2019 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Bright snapdragon blossoms bloom profusely throughout cool weather with intensely saturated colors more vivid than mountain wildflowers. Snapdragon’s botanical name, Antirrhinum, means “like a snout” and refers to the seed pod’s resemblance to a…

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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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9 Critical Tasks in the October Garden

09/25/2018 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener It’s time to start checking off items from that fall gardening to-do list. These are things I do every fall; my aim is to complete all of them by the end of October. Today’s…

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Ultimate Guide for Mulches

09/08/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Mulch is any material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil as a covering. It is used to retain moisture in the soil, suppress weeds, keep the soil cool, and…

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