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The Portable TDY (Temporary Duty) Garden for Nutrient-Dense Super Greens April 14 2019

Yeah, I know you’re stuck TDY in a city or suburb and it’s planting time.
What are you going to do?

The early spring snow squalls come and go and it’s past time to “get out of Dodge.”

There are wars and rumors of war – even civil war and you are stuck for a while.

Here is a cheap, down and dirty trick you might want to take a look at. I figure what I have here will  add 3 to 4 weeks on each side of the growing season. That’s like skipping down one or two climate regions to the south.It also offers crop protection from errant clouds of radioactive fallout that might come your way and from the over-spray of zealous poison purveyors, with Roundup or their favorite flavor of glyphosate, out to attack any dandelion that dares to poke it’s yellow head above that unblemished expanse of green lawn.

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Seed Storage December 22 2014


There is much debate and conflicting “expert” opinion on optimum seed storage conditions. In this article we are sharing the keys to our family’s secret to successful seed storage.

Shucking December 10 2014

How to shuck Painted Mountain Corn with an old-fashioned husking peg:

FAQ May 02 2014

Will Painted Mountain Corn grow in my area? Can I eat it on the cob like sweet corn? Can I make corn flour? Find answers to your questions and much more in the answers to Frequently Asked Questions, brought to you from the Rocky Mountain Corn family. more>>

12 Tips for Planting March 11 2013

12 Tips for Planting Painted Mountain Corn in the Northern Rockies

Dear Friends,
Please let me reiterate that Painted Mountain Corn originated in the inter-mountain American West and was developed to thrive in the northern Rockies where no other corn would grow. It has a rich and robust gene pool that is distinctly different from the mono-cropped lowland and coastal corn varieties My comments apply to our experience here in the mountains of Montana. Your experience may be different if you live in other areas. Other varieties of corn may be more suitable for other locations. YMMV...more>>

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