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An Apple a Day

By Jan Cashman   There is a lot of truth in the old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. They are high in fiber and Vitamin C and low in calories. They are high in antio... [ View Page ]

4 Super Nutritious Berries You can Grow Here

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 ... [ View Page ]

Grow-Your-Own Strawberries- Everyone’s Favorite

Family: Rosaceae Genus: Fragaria Wild strawberries are native to the Western Hemisphere, Europe, and Asia. The strawberry was cultivated as far back as ancient Rome. Then, in France in the 1700’s, a hybrid variety was developed by breeding wild strawbe... [ View Page ]

The Best Fruit Tree Varieties

THE BEST FRUIT TREE VARIETIES by Jan Cashman 9/5/13 This year has been a year of bountiful harvests!  From the first garden crops of spinach and lettuce to many delicious raspberries to our overflowing orchard, we are being well- fed from our gardens and... [ View Page ]

Flowering Crabapple Trees

Care and Planting Plant the graft (the bulge near the union of root and top) at soil level. Leave a depression around the tree for a watering well. Frequent watering (once or twice a week depending upon conditions) is necessary the first few years and dur... [ View Page ]

An Apple A Day

by Jan Cashman 1/2/12 The November 21, 2011, issue of The New Yorker had a wonderful article called Annals of Agriculture, Crunch, Building a Better Apple, about the development of a new apple called SweeTango.  The article went into great detail about t... [ View Page ]

Growing Blueberries in Montana

by Jan Cashman Since I was a child, I have been around blueberries.  When I was growing up in eastern Minnesota, my mother, sister and I picked wild blueberries in the area’s woods. (We were always watching for bears, who liked the blueberries, too.) ... [ View Page ]

Beautiful Shrubs – Edible Fruit

by Jan Cashman April is the time to start planting shrubs. This year, consider shrubs that are not just pretty, but have edible berries. Intersperse them in your landscape as ornamentals that will also put food on the table. Although most of the berries o... [ View Page ]

How to Grow Citrus Trees Indoors

by Jan Cashman At their New Year's Day brunch, our neighbors, Harry and Dottie Mann, served slices from oranges grown on their own tree inside their house. What a treat! Dottie says citrus trees are easy to grow indoors; she doesn't give hers any more can... [ View Page ]


by Jan Cashman We love our home-grown raspberries. At one point, we had a 100 foot row of raspberries behind the nursery. This long row was enough for us and all our friends and neighbors. As we added greenhouses and needed more storage for trees, the pat... [ View Page ]