Every Saturday in summer starts the same. Over morning coffee I browse gardening magazines seeing colorful, calming gardens. I picture my beds filled in with plans made during winter. In the shade, wonderful white flowers and healthy green leaves brighten a dark spot. On the patio, a comfy daybed under an umbrella beckons a lazy… Continue reading After very enriching trip with dear friend, my creativity is renewed. And there are chores to be done.
Sorry neighbors, planting my vegetable garden brought bad luck. Not even a week after the garden was planted we had a terrible, long, midnight thunderstorm. The size of hail was small but the duration of the storm ensured not a single plant went unscathed. Most all seedlings were destroyed. I will leave them out to… Continue reading Early June Hail storm
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
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