Soon it will be time in our region to begin planting our gardens. Some of you might have already planted seed potatoes. It’s time to break out the tiller and get your hands dirty. If you’re new to gardening, here are some things to consider when tilling up your garden plot.Read More
In 2017 I shared my gardening resolutions for the New Year. For the most part, I had a successful year in the garden. In fact, I’m still enjoying produce from the garden (frozen tomatoes and corn, canned green beans, pickles, and some potatoes in storage). However, there’s still areas where I need to work a bit more.Read More
You might be done gardening for the season, but there is still work to do. A little work now will give your garden a great start for spring planting. Here are some simple steps to get your garden ready for its cozy winter slumber.Read More
Testing your garden's soil is important. If you live in West Virginia, you can get your soil tested for free through WVU's soil testing lab. John Morgan recently got his soil tested and documented the process in the video inside.Read More
Soils are complex mixtures of minerals, water, air, organic matter, and countless organisms that are the decaying remains of once-living things. It forms at the surface of land – it is the “skin of the earth.”Read More
My father started our company 45 years ago growing bedding plants, mainly early season production and finished plants for our West Virginia market. It was in the early 1980s that we started growing earlier spring production and shipping materials to southern markets, and by the late 1980s, we also produced pansies for fall.
We started using hydrogels when they first came on the market in the early 1990s and found that they really helped with our production by keeping plants healthier for these new markets.Read More