Garden Wisdom & Mat News

Dreaming of Next Year’s Garden

Posted on March 12, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
garden mats winter garden

This time of year, when I drop off a shipment of Garden Mats at the local post office, I often return with a couple of seed catalogs. They’re perfect fuel for a cold evening’s…

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Garden Mats – A Product Being Born

Posted on March 5, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments
corn shoots sprouting in garden mats weed barrier

I’ll never forget the garden of 2002.  Teri and I had gotten married the previous August.  This was our first garden together since the wedding—and the wedding day fire.  Yes, our house burned down…

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Meeow

Posted on February 18, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
cat in the garden, sitting on mulch

There is one other home-gardening issue for which Garden Mats will provide a great advantage over composts, barks, straw, sawdust and easily torn felt fabric. Here, I am speaking not of the Garden Mat,…

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Peter’s Scalloped Red, White and Blues

Posted on January 5, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  no comments yet
red, white, and blue potatoes

Preheat oven to 350◦. Grease a 10-inch baking dish. Next, leave the skins on and thinly slice 3 cups of red, white and blue potatoes. Place a layer of potatoes in the bottom of…

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The Potato

Posted on October 15, 2013 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments
basket of potatoes

It is hard to believe that the potato, the workhorse of most gardens, is native to the Americas. All indications are that they probably originate somewhere around ancient Peru, which is why I love…

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Peter’s Dilly Beans

Posted on September 1, 2013 by Peter Comart  |  3 comments
dilly beans

Note: I prefer wide mouth pints and quarts. They are easier to stuff and fill with brine. I also prefer quarts, because if you have a lot of beans, they take a lot less…

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