Garden dreams sprout with springtime

Springtime in the garden often starts with big dreams and memories of the beauty and abundance from the past season. Here in Montana we get a break from gardening as our season is short and hopefully sweet.

Often our spring thoughts turn to questions like: Is the fence high enough to keep the deer out? Will cardboard really work to quench the quackgrass? Do I have enough row cover for that mid-season frost that nailed the garden last July?

Deer that aren't used to fence jumping can usually be kept out with a six-foot fence. However, experienced deer will merely wink at a six-foot fence on thei...


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