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Fingers In The Dirt

Posted on April 24, 2016 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet

It is all about the dirt. A prospective customer and longtime gardener saw our gardens completely covered last summer and wondered if shifting to Garden Mats for weed prevention would stop her from getting…

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Start Your Seedlings From Scratch

Posted on March 23, 2016 by Peter Comart  |  4 comments

    There are a host of reasons to grow your own seedlings from scratch.  And it is not too late.  It is satisfying, saves money, and allows you to control the quality, quantity,…

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Potting and Planning for 2016

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Peter Comart  |  3 comments

Are you potting and planning yet?   We are.  The 2016 growing season is just around the corner.  And for some it has already begun. A lot of people are busy starting seeds indoors and…

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Plant Your Garlic!

Posted on October 6, 2015 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet

Growing garlic couldn’t be easier.  But you need to plant before winter! Now is the perfect time of year in the North to plant garlic; any time between now and when the ground is…

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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  |  38 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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