My First Herb and Vegetable Gardens

04/15/2022 Ken Davis

Our Classes are held on Friday from 3-4 PM, through the End of April We’ll cover the best heirloom varieties to local favorites, and highlight soil preparation, best practices, and care. Let’s get ready to plant!

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Best Vegetables to Grow in a Fall Garden

09/03/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener There are lots of vegetables that grow well through the cool autumn weather. Some plants need longer days and a bit warmer soil to really get started, but all produce through the end of…

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5 Tricks for Growing Better Tomatoes in Pots

04/15/2021 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener How to grow tomatoes in pots from seeds. Growing Cherry and Early Girl Tomatoes in containers. How often should you water a tomato plant? 5 reasons you keep killing your potted tomato plants Tomatoes…

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Fast Vegetables for Impatient Gardeners

04/01/2021 Ken Davis

What are the fastest growing edible plants? What vegetables grow fastest and best? Fastest harvesting vegetables. What is the fastest food to grow? Fastest growing food crop for kids by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Impatient gardeners want vegetables that…

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Growing Better Lettuces Through Spring and Winter

10/06/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona have three main growing seasons.  So, as the nights of Autumn become cooler we change our local vegetable gardens from fruiting tomatoes and squash to kale, broccoli, chives, and lettuce. …

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6 Reasons to Become a Backyard Farmer

05/14/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener When Lisa and I were just married and struggling to keep fresh food on our table, a saint of a neighbor came to our rescue. Harry lived across the street, and his entire backyard…

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Health Benefits & How-to’s of Growing Tomatoes

05/01/2020 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain garden Commercially grown tomatoes are transported while green. Companies spray them with artificial ethylene gas that forces tasteless fruits to turn red before selling them at our local grocery stores. That’s why fresh tomatoes off…

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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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6 Gardening Tips for Year’s End

12/21/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The days grow short as we move into the last of the 2018 gardening season. This is the time when gardeners like to relax, sip some tea while warming our feet by the fire,…

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Growing Winter Lettuce

11/09/2018 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener The mountains of Arizona have three main growing seasons.  So, as the nights of Autumn become cooler we change our local vegetable gardens from fruiting tomatoes and squash to kale, broccoli, chives, and lettuce. …

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