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FEBRUARY GARDEN CALENDAR

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GARDEN SEED RACKS ARE IN OUR STORE NOW! We have 3 racks:    FERRY MORSE Certified Organic Seeds TRIPLE DIVIDE Montana-grown Certified Organic Seeds And Baker Seeds’ HEIRLOOM NATIVE AMERICAN Vegetable and Flower Seeds FEBRUARY GARDENING CALENDAR February is a winter month for us and usually not much can be done outside besides shoveling... More

HEIRLOOM VEGETABLES FOR WESTERN MONTANA

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HEIRLOOM VEGETABLE VARIETIES FOR WESTERN MONTANA Below is a list of varieties of tried and true heirloom vegetables that have been around for at least 50 years, and do well in our Western Montana climate.  From my own experience, and the experience of other Montana gardeners, the kinds listed below have proven they are... More

SOME HEIRLOOM CUCMBERS

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  SOME HEIRLOOM CUCUMBERS Last season, in western Oregon, I grew several heirloom cucumbers.  All of the ones I grew are open pollinated, so seed can be saved and planted next year.  The first of my cucumbers to ripen was ‘Boothby’s Blond’ a variety handed down over generations by the Boothby family living in... More

DECEMBER GARDENING CALENDAR

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DECEMBER GARDENING CALENDAR Shown in the photograph above is North Crow Creek Canyon in the Mission Mountains of Western Montana.  I have a beautiful view of the canyon from my front yard.  Snow is piling up now that winter is here.  December is probably the least busy month for gardening of the year in... More

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  NATIVE AMERICAN VEGETABLES Above we have some illustrations of heirloom Native American vegetables.  The sunflower is the rare Hopi Dye sunflower, the beans are Zuni Gold, the squash is from the Ute tribe and the maize is Hopi Blue flour corn ‘Po*suwaegeh’. It is an interesting fact that some of our most popular... More

NOVEMBER GARDENING CALENDAR

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NOVEMBER GARDENING CALENDAR GENERAL Prepare beds for next spring’s early crops; add manure and trench into furrows to receive frost (this will break down and lighten/feed the soil). Check over which varieties of flowers and vegetables you liked or disliked, which ones did well, and make a note of it.  Keep records up to... More

OCTOBER GARDENING CALENDAR

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  OCTOBER GARDENING CALENDAR GENERAL Bring in any remaining vegetables to ripen, or cover them with a row cover designed to take frosts into the mid-20s.  Plant bulbs, wildflower mixes and hardy annuals.  Harvest apples and pears, and sow seeds of hardy trees and shrubs. VEGETABLES Have row covers ready for tender plants that... More

TIME TO PLANT SPRING-FLOWERING BULBS!

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  PLANTING SPRING-FLOWERING BULBS  We have a great selection of bulbs in stock now!  We have hyacinths, glacier lilies, grape hyacinths, daffodils and several colors of perennial tulips.  These are highest quality, large, Dutch-grown bulbs.  Each bulb is .75 cents each  Come in and see the selection today! The best time to plant spring-flowering... More

SAVING VEGETABLE SEEDS FROM YOUR GARDEN

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  SEED SAVING An excellent way to preserve a favorite vegetable variety is to harvest and save the seed from your own garden plants.  This can be done with all open-pollinated (non-hybrid) vegetables.  Hybrids are pollinated by humans for a specific resulting plant.  (Seeds saved from hybrids will not produce the same fruit or... More

SEPTEMBER GARDENING CALENDAR

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  SEPTEMBER GARDENING CALENDAR GENERAL Harvest beans and other crops; remove blossoms from eggplant and peppers to ripen remaining fruits.  Cover sunflowers from birds, pinch tomato tips.  Lay down grass turf.  Watch for slugs and snails, cultivate to destroy grasshopper eggs.  Also, watch for corn earworms. VEGETABLES Cultivate or hoe around cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli,... More