New Rose Bed

The old and new garden beds with nice new stacked stone.

Setting out to accomplish a single task I found others cropped up begging to be completed first.  So was the case of my rose garden. To get my vegetable garden’s raised beds set, I need to first get the new fence completed as it will sit just behind the 4 x4 beds.  To do the… Continue reading New Rose Bed

Square Foot Gardening: Building raised beds

4 ft x 4 ft x 8 inch planter

The first set of plans for the garden included about 80 square feet of garden space among 4  4×4 raised planters, a 2×6 planter, and a 2×4 planter.  These just didn’t fit in the actual garden plot. Planters: So what we have this year are: 3 – 4×4 1 –  2 x 6 Total Gardening… Continue reading Square Foot Gardening: Building raised beds

Square Foot Gardening: Plant Chart

This will be my first year using the square foot gardening method in Colorado.  I’ve chosen a number of different sized plants to see just how true my resources end up being for plant spacing.  I was surprised to find just how many plants could be added in the small number of raised beds I… Continue reading Square Foot Gardening: Plant Chart

Is your home garden safe from GMOs?

I am a reticent vegetable gardener.  I liken growing a vegetable patch to eating healthy versus adding to the beauty I like  to look upon.  There’s a resistance to the process even though I know how delicious home grown food tastes and how good it makes me feel.  So imagine my shock and despair when… Continue reading Is your home garden safe from GMOs?