Gardening Classes in Bow, WA at Blanchard Mountain Farm with Garden Mentors

What to Plant Under Peonies

Strugging with what to plant with your peonies? Garden Mentors Facebook Fan Susan asked for help with what to plant under her peonies. That’s because she wanted to craft a finished looking garden bed. Choosing just the right thing to go with peonies can be tricky, but once you do, the look is amazing! Peonies… Read more »

How to Grow Birdhouse Gourds & Make Birdhouses

How to grow birdhouse gourds & make birdhouses out of gourds! It’s easy to grow birdhouse gourds. Plus, you can transform gourds into more than just bird houses! What are other things to make out of this crop? Bird house gourds also make great water dippers, and other craft projects as well. In fact, they… Read more »

How to Grow Container Cucumbers

Want to grow abundant container cucumbers? If you are on the hunt for container cucumbers, there are several great varieties to grow. But, choosing the right variety for your potted garden isn’t the only key to an abundant harvest of cukes. So we’ll get into some tips for growing a great cucumber container garden as… Read more »

Dealing with Powdery Mildew on Cucumbers & Squashes

Wondering if you have powdery mildew on squash and cucumbers? Wondering if those white spots on your squash, zucchini, melon or cucumber is powdery mildew? Before you freak out and decide your crop is a goner, take a look at these: This is NOT powdery mildew on squash and cucumbers. The following image is what… Read more »

Blossom End Rot & Poor Pollination Solutions

Is it blossom end rot rotting your crops? If you’re asking yourself “why are the bottoms of my tomatoes black”? Or if you’re wondering how you fix black bottoms on tomatoes, what’s causing your veggies to rot may be blossom end rot. And we’ll get into how you can fix black bottoms on tomatoes in this… Read more »