Vegetables after hail, heat, and hungry herbivores

Happy to say many of the vegetables survived the early hail storm. Yesterday we were happy to see a big fat flower on the crookneck squash, and many more buds are appearing on all the squash plants.  I believe the nasturtiums may yet flower to help protect the squash from bugs. The new jalapenos are… Continue reading Vegetables after hail, heat, and hungry herbivores

Square Foot Garden – Irrigation and Planting!

After building boxes, installing beds, and making soil we finally got to plant the square foot plan I created.  As with all plans, adjustments were made to better accommodate the plants I had and the irrigation I convinced my husband Mike to create. Irrigation Originally Mike envisioned spray heads at each corner of the beds.  I thought this might… Continue reading Square Foot Garden – Irrigation and Planting!

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?

Vege garden is planted

After a few days of windy weather I was wondering if my newly planted vege garden would survive. Well seems we are OK.. Below is the list of veges I have La Roma Tomato – planted as plant Early Girl Tomato – planted as plant Red Cherry Tomato – planted as plant Black Beauty Eggplant… Continue reading Vege garden is planted

Seed Starting 2010

Colorado has a fairly short growing season, so many of the plants that would normally be started outdoors after danger of last spring frost I chose to start indoors. Getting the timing right is always a challenge. If you start too soon, plants will tend to be leggy and will have a hard time adjusting… Continue reading Seed Starting 2010