Garden Wisdom & Mat News

Hopefully they live happily ever after…

Posted on February 17, 2015 by Peter Comart  |  6 comments

“My husband did NOT want to buy Garden Mats. I purchased enough Garden Mats for half of the garden and issued a challenge to him to prove how much time I would save on my side….

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Raid the root cellar and roast it.

Posted on January 27, 2015 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments

This is a perfect time of year to raid the root cellar and roast it. Carrots, garlic, beets, red and yellow onions, red, white and blue potatoes, fennel, cabbage and a few kinds of…

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Finally, a weed barrier that works!

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Peter Comart  |  36 comments

We researched material all over the planet for a weed barrier that would work. We started with what was available. And frankly, that was not much and not that good. We looked at every…

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A Perfect Time to Plant Some Herbs

Posted on January 13, 2015 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
weed free herbs

Every year about this same time I start to imagine the smell of fresh herbs, especially purple basil and lemon thyme. Right in the dead of winter. I have no idea why. I have…

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Enter Now to Win $150 Worth of Products

Posted on January 2, 2015 by Peter Comart  |  19 comments
vegetable garden without weeds

We love it when customers tell it like it is. For all of our loyal customers, and the countless others that you have told, we want to celebrate and thank you for our fourteenth…

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Plant in Succession

Posted on May 20, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  3 comments

A number of customers who came for a garden tour this past weekend asked me how we are able to grow fresh baby lettuce all season.  The answer is succession planting.   If you love…

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Tomato Joke

Posted on May 8, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  3 comments
organic tomatoes

An old man lived alone in the country. One spring, he wanted to dig his tomato garden but it was very hard work as the ground was hard. His only son, Max, who used…

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A Plug for the Plug Planter

Posted on April 29, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  1 comment
plug planter - easily plant plugs and starts

A few years back one of my customers said to me:  “You have a great product, but tell me something.  When you plant starter plants how do you move the dirt to the side…

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More Than a Weed-Barrier, It’s a System

Posted on April 22, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
Doty Elementary School class science trip

Yup, we sell a weed barrier. But not just any weed barrier. We believe we have the best weed barrier on the market. Understandably, that’s our biggest selling point. We make no bones about…

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The Birth of the Potato Chip

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
potato chips

Up State New York is the original home of the potato chip. In 1853, railroad and steamship magnate Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt complained that his potatoes were cut too thick and sent them back to…

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