Insiders’ Secrets to Growing Tomatoes

04/21/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With so many tomato varieties and uses in the kitchen, it’s no wonder tomatoes are one of our most popular vegetables! Watters receive a lot of customer requests for additional tips and tricks on…

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Fast Vegetables for Impatient Gardeners

04/06/2022 Ken Davis

by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener Impatient gardeners want vegetables that grow fast! Discouragement sets in while waiting for the tomato and pepper harvest. Supplement with these fast-growing vegetables, and you will be picking fresh vegetables in just a few…

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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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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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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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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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Growing Your Own Groceries **SPECIAL CLASS TIME 4:00 PM!**

04/19/2019 Ken Davis

By popular demand, this Friday fun-filled class has everything edible for the garden this spring! We’ll cover the best heirloom varieties to local favorites, and highlight soil preparation, best foods, and care. It’s the start of planting season, and this class…

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7 Vegetables with the Largest Harvest

04/02/2016 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener If you have a limited growing area this season, or if you simply want more produce from every square foot of plantable space, here is my list of the 7 Best Producing Vegetables a…

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All Purpose Plant Food & Flower Power the Dynamic Duo of Mountain Soil

06/26/2015 Ken Davis

Our rocky mountain soil makes gardening a real challenge and we can all use every edge we can get to successfully grow vegetables, flowers and shrubs in this unforgiving climate. Enter the dynamic duo to the rescue. Available exclusively at…

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