Dig around our Garden Blog for garden news, recipes and more from our corporate farmer, David Smicker.

Recent Posts

Drip irrigation: economical and efficient

It’s the middle of summer and like many Pennsylvania summers it’s hot, dry and humid. In this sort of weather, vegetable plants need supplemental water, especially in raised beds. Read More

Raised-bed gardening

We are totally spoiled here at the Vertical Screen Garden. Over a hundred 4’ x 8’ raised-bed garden boxes line our 5,000-square-foot corporate garden, and once most gardeners have experienced raised-bed gardening, they don’t want to go back to messing with their backyard dirt. Read More

When gardening, think Vertical!

Warm season vegetable vine crops can really take up a bunch of space in a garden. Crops such as winter squash, cucumber, melon, watermelon and pumpkin can easily vine over 10 feet and take over a small vegetable garden. Therefore, in an effort to save ground space, don’t be afraid to grow up! Read More

Wondering what to do with all of that zucchini?

Zucchini, or summer squash, amazes me every year I plant it. In about 35 to 45 days, a huge bushy plant develops, flowers and soon enough you have large, fresh zucchini to enjoy.  Read More

Welcome to the Vertical Screen Garden Blog

Through this blog, our corporate farmer David Smicker will give you a look inside our 5,000-square-foot corporate garden while providing insight on various organic/sustainable gardening techniques. Read More

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