Posts categorized as Garden Tips

Garlic Growers Get Ready

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Peter Comart  |  9 comments

Garlic Growers Get Ready. Growing garlic has never been easier.  When we introduced Garden Mat #9 last year, little did we know how popular it would be.  We found out fast.  There are some serious garlic…

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DIY – Garden Mats

Posted on February 11, 2019 by Peter Comart  |  6 comments

Customers continually ask if they can burn their own holes, make their own patterns or add holes to the patterns we already sell.  The answer is absolutely!  And now, with Garden Mats 3″, 4″,…

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Garlic Growers Rejoice! Introducing Garden Mat #9

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Peter Comart  |  1 comment

Growing garlic is something a lot of our customers take very seriously.  So much so, our customers finally convinced us to add a new mat pattern specifically for garlic.  So here it is.  Introducing…

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Questions Raised About Raised Beds

Posted on March 13, 2018 by Peter Comart  |  12 comments

Tom Tamulevich’s raised beds, Bedford, NH   Our customers often ask about raised beds and whether to use them or not.  Here is the information we have, and we’ll let you decide. We always encourage…

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Want To Give A Great Holiday Gift?

Posted on November 1, 2016 by Peter Comart  |  15 comments
yellow peppers growing in garden mats weed barrier

Fresh organic vegetables – weed free – for years and years to come with Garden Mats. Artichokes with Northern White Pines in the background.  Yup, artichokes in Vermont! Happy Holidays! May 2017 bring more great gardens…

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Garlic Time!

Posted on September 1, 2016 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments

Fall is the perfect time of year in the North to plant garlic.  You can plant any time from now until the ground freezes.  But, the sooner the better.  If you live in a warmer climate,…

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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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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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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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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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Got Mulch? The Garden Mats Guide to Mulch and Mulch More

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Peter Comart  |  2 comments
wood chip mulch

My dog-eared, thirty-five year-old Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary defines “mulch” as “a protective covering (as of sawdust, compost, or paper) spread or left on the ground to reduce evaporation, maintain even soil temperature, prevent erosion,…

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