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
As a native Coloradan I’m rarely surprised in spring to see a very warm sunny day only to be followed by a heavy snow. But this year has been the strangest of all years I can remember. I posted in January commenting how spring like it was and how nice it was to have a… Continue reading Its getting hot out there!
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
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?