Gardening Tips

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13 Hints from the Professionals for a Productive Vegetable Garden

Added on November 1st, 2016

Now that you have your vegetable garden planted and the seeds are starting to emerge, the tomato and peppers are setting tiny fruit, the squash is sending out runners, and you are picking spinach and lettuce, how do you keep your plants healthy all summer? Here are a few hints to get the best yield from your garden: ...

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Tomato Growing Hints

Added on October 27th, 2016

Choose early maturing varieties for highest yields—70 days or less (see chart) Sow seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost or buy started plants Make sure the plants you buy have strong, thick stems and are not leggy Harden off before planting Plant in a new spot every 3 years to escape soil-borne...

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4 Super Nutritious Berries You can Grow Here

Added on October 27th, 2016

By Jan Cashman We all know that strawberries and raspberries grow easily in our mountain climate. Both are highly nutritious sources of antioxidants, Vitamin C and other vitamins and minerals. Blueberries are also super-nutritious but harder to grow here where soils tend to be too alkaline for them. What about some of...

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Rhubarb the ‘Pie Plant’

Added on October 27th, 2016

By Jan Cashman Grandmothers in the northern U.S. called rhubarb the “Pie Plant”. Rhubarb pies taste wonderful (rhubarb is often combined with strawberries) but you can make other desserts with rhubarb besides pies. I make a simple rhubarb sauce by dicing the rhubarb, cooking it in a small amount of water till soft...

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Noxious Invasive Weeds

Added on October 27th, 2016

By Jan Cashman   Why should I care about noxious weeds? Driving through our beautiful state, especially in Western Montana, you can easily see the impact of noxious weeds. There are large stands of the deceivingly pretty pinkish-purple flowers of spotted knapweed. All of these noxious, invasive weeds choke out...

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The 2016 Gardening Year

Added on October 16th, 2016

2016 was a great gardening year, especially for fruit growing. Why? Of course, the weather always has a lot to do with how our gardens grow. Spring came very early this year with above average temperatures in March and April. And it was a dry spring and summer. If you kept enough water on your plants, they grew well. T...

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Cashman Nursery’s 20th Annual Zucchini Festival

Added on July 22nd, 2015

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 8:30 AM–6:00 PMZucchini BucksHow they work: From July 27 through August 19, Cashman Nursery will give you one Zucchini Buck for every $10 you spend at our nursery.  Then, on August 20 during our Zucchini Festival, you can redeem them here for plants or any items in the store.FREE SEMINA...

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Lilac Varieties

Added on March 24th, 2015

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Favorite Vegetables- Cashman Nursery Staff

Added on March 24th, 2015

Beans, Bush: Gourmet Bean Blend - yellow wax, burgundy, filet, & roma beans Italian Romano (Fisher’s) - fresh & freezing Jumbo Bush Beans (Fisher’s) - fresh & freezing Roc D’Or Yellow Wax (Seeds of Change) Royal Burgundy (Fisher’s, Seeds of Change) Tavera (Seeds of Change) - french/filet Bean...

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Asparagus Culture

Added on March 11th, 2015

Asparagus grows best in fertile soils with a ph of 6.8-7.2. Choose a permanent sunny location which is well-drained. It is advisable to prepare the site a year in advance by removing all perennial weeds. Planting In early spring, apply 5 lbs of 5-10-10 fertilizer per 100 square feet and plow deep, working the fertili...

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