You Can’t “Beet” These Chips

03/20/2017 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Home-grown beets are delicious root vegetables, and the leaves are considered by some to be the best of all greens!  Roasting and pickling are traditional ways to prepare beets, but we’re marching to a different “beet” with these oven-baked beet…

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Pea Shelling Wando

05/03/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Introduced in 1943, Wando is a cross between Laxton’s Progress (an English pea) and Perfection (a New England heirloom). It is cold tolerant for early sowing, and more heat tolerant than other pea varieties. 18″ – 30″ plants with 7…

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Classic Corn

04/29/2016 Ken Lain, mountain gardener

Growing Corn – “Knee high by the 4th of July” is an old benchmark for corn progress. The truth is, depending on your sowing date, several of our varieties could be harvested for your Independence Day barbeque! Whether you are looking…

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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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