Knapp Garden Center is the best place for locally sourced plants and other growables, located right behind City Market in Eagle. Here is an overview of some of the products we offer.
To garden at high altitudes, you must pay close attention to climate, growing seasons, pest control, moisture control, soil conditions, plant and vegetable selection, and timing.
Eagle Valley has many microclimates resulting in plant zones ranging from 3 – 5.
Eagle/ Gypsum – Planting Zone: 3 – 5
Avon – East Vail – Planting Zone: 3 – 4
Planting zones help gardeners know which plants will thrive in a specific area
The main difference between annual and perennial plants is their life cycle.
An annual plant grows from spring until fall and needs to be replanted every year. Annual plants provide color sooner than perennials.
A perennial plant grows back year after year, they are a good long-term investment.
Garden soil – use in the area that you will be planting to produce food.
Topsoil – use to fill holes, level out an area, and when planting trees or shrubs.
The richer and more diverse your garden soil or topsoil is, the healthier and more robust your plants will be. Feed your soils in spring and fall with compost teas and compost.
Pollinator-friendly plants help support bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. When choosing pollinator-friendly plants, make sure to stay away from hybrid and non-native plants as native pollinators avoid them.
Below are 7 of our favorites:
- Coneflower – echinaces
- Bee Balm – monarda
- Liatris Ligulistylis
We have a short summer season in the mountains, so choosing starters will help your veggie garden thrive through the unpredictable weather, and will give you a 6-week head start.
When you are still on the mountain skiing, we are already growing veggie starters in our heated greenhouse. When the mountain closes and planting season arrives, our starters will be ready for you to plant!