May Garden Tasks: Week of May 10th

The first week after our expected last frost date has us checking our gardens for frost damage from a light snow and freeze just days ago. Colorado gardeners are always on their toes throughout the month of May because the weather usually is all over the place. For example, I have some bok choy that…

Garden Greens: Lettuces

There are many varieties of lettuce, from crisphead, romaine, butterhead and loose-leaf. All can be grown quite easily in containers and raised beds. My two favorite ways of growing food, especially for those with clay soil or small spaces. Leafy greens, especially lettuces are among the easiest plant foods to grow. If you are just…

Garden Greens: Chard

Chard is probably one of my most favorite garden greens. It is versatile, grows well in most places and throughout most seasons. It is considered a biennial meaning it will grow for two years and flowers the second year for seed production. Chard is another cut and come again plant, meaning you can harvest it…

Garden Greens: ARUGULA

Arugula, also called rocket or salad rocket, is a fantastic garden green to grow, it is considered an herb rather than a vegetable and is part of the brassica family. (Broccoli, kale, cauliflower, etc.) It has a peppery flavor with a hint of bitterness or may have a pronounced bitterness that is prominent with older…

What Is Your Why?

What is your why?🌱🌱🌱Why do you want to grow your own food and cook from scratch? I’d love to know your reason(s).🌱🌱🌱My why encompasses a lot of things. My family, our health, the health of the planet, better nutrition, knowing the source, connection, community, resilience, building a solid foundation, supporting soil health, sharing with family…

20 Weeks away from our last expected frost date

It may seem like a long time until we hit the average expected last frost date, but time flies and there is a lot of planning to do now to get ready.  🌱🌱🌱 Some things you can do now to prep for Spring: 🌱 Take an inventory of your gardening tools, sharpen blades, replace or…

Self care during the holiday season

Self Care During the Holiday Season  The holiday season is usually jam packed with activities and running here and there. This year things are very different for most of us. Even if things are slower and there is less running around you still need to make self care a priority. Today I am sharing some…

High producing plants for your kitchen garden

Kitchen gardens are smaller than typical homestead setups or row gardens, but with the right planting technique and plan you can pack a lot into a little bit of space. That is one of many reasons why I like kitchen gardens so much, you don’t have to have a giant yard or a ton of…

Seasonal Eating: Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts seem to fall into a love them or hate them group. Which are you? Brussels sprouts are incredibly good for you!  They are a perfect cool/cold season vegetable to include in your weekly meal plan. They contain amazing constituents that are not only anti-cancer, hormone helping, but heart healthy. This is great news…