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Follow our Heirloom Gardening Tips and Tricks as we show you the best ways to do heirloom gardening right!

Field Bindweed & Flowers

Controlling Bindweed in the Garden

Bindweed History Field bindweed, also called perennial morning glory, has the scientific name of Convolvulus arvensis and is widely considered to be one of the most invasive and destructive weeds in cropland and gardens. It was first found in Virginia as early as 1739 and is thought to have originally brought to Kansas and the […]

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Bermuda Grass

Stopping Bermuda Grass in the Garden

Bermuda grass: love it or hate it – most people fall into one of the two camps; there doesn’t seem to be much in-between. Personally, I think it’s a well-adapted grass for our harsh, dry Western climates. It loves heat, is remarkably wear resistant to foot traffic and is one of the most drought tolerant […]

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Heirloom Corn Seed

Heirloom Corn Types & Planting Tips

Heirloom corn is gaining in popularity as more people taste the vast differences and depths in flavors compared to commercially grown hybrid sweet corn. Comments like “It tastes more like corn than any store-bought corn I’ve ever had” and “The flavor lasts much longer and is much stronger than what I’m used to,” are common […]

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Watermelon Dessert

Heirloom Watermelons – Size vs Flavor

Fearing Burr had this to say about Watermelons in his 1863 book Field and Garden Vegetables of America: “The Watermelon is more vigorous in its habit than the Muskmelon, and requires more space for cultivation; the hills being usually made eight feet apart in each direction. It is less liable to injury from insects, and […]

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Critters In The Garden Questions

Approaches to keeping furry and feathered critters out of the garden One of the biggest questions we are often asked is what to do about furry and/or feathered critters that want to snack on our gardens. There are a lot of approaches, and we realized that our customers have more experiences to share that can […]

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Damping Off

Damping off – Causes and Control

Damping-off is a soil borne disease that can attack almost all young vegetable seedlings. Home gardeners often first notice that something is wrong when the very young seedlings have a constriction around the base of the stem, some of the seedlings have fallen over or there are small flying gnats around the base of the […]

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Cucamelon Tubers

Overwintering Cucamelons

Cucamelons can act as a perennial if you are lucky enough to live in a climate where they can produce tubers, or radish-like roots. The first year they will produce as normal by starting to fruit around July until the first frost stops them. As they start to slow down, search around in the soil […]

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Squash Bugs

Late Season Pest and Disease Prevention

Pest and Disease Prevention Before Treatment Pest and disease prevention is a major topic for many gardeners and for good reason. We spend countless hours in planning, planting, tending and harvesting our gardens only to sometimes have a disease or insect bring much of our efforts crashing down. What many gardeners don’t know or fully […]

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