Growing in the Garden: Radishes

Radishes are quick growing cool season veggies that can be used in a variety of meals with a good nutritional profile. Here is some useful information about radishes to inspire you: With their quick days to maturity and nutritional profile radishes are a great vegetable to add to any garden in the cool season. Since…

3 Way to Protect Your Plants From Hail

Colorado weather can change in a matter of minutes, being prepared can save your plants from being destroyed by heavy rain or hail. Having systems in place can mean having a thriving garden or losing all your plants. In a pinch anything you can use to cover your plants will work as long it it…

6 Medicinal Herbs For Small Space Gardens That Are Easy To Grow From Seed

Growing medicinal herbs is a fabulous way to bring pollinators and beauty to your garden while also being able to create wonderful herbal preparations with your harvests. One major benefit of growing your own medicinal herbs is that you know the conditions your plants were grown in. You’ll know exactly when they were harvested, the…

5 Crops I Will Not Grow This Year

Like most people with kitchen gardens I would love to have more growing space than I currently do. When having a smaller space to grow your garden, planning is essential. Knowing what you are going to grow, when and  where is key to maximizing yields and getting the most out of the space you have….

What Does A Garden Coach Do?

What does a garden coach do and how can they help you reach your gardening goals? This is a question some people ask when they find out that I am a Certified Gardenary Garden Coach. My simple answer is that I help people with their gardens. The truth is that is a very watered down…

Encouraging Words For New Gardeners

As a new gardener it is hard to not get caught up in what everyone else is doing in their garden, especially on social media. Not to mention all the comparisons that happen, often between a new gardener and someone who has taken years to build up their garden experience. You may not know which…

Why I Switched To Raised Beds

For years I had a garden that was done in rows or squares, in the ground with soil we wheelbarrowed in from the driveway. It was/is in the very back corner of the garden and gets a great amount of sun. It was originally a sand box that the previous home owners had for their…

Small Space Gardening: Making The Most Of Your Growing Space

We may have dreams of living on acres of land and growing enough food from our gardens to feed our family for the whole year, but more often than not, we are gardening in small spaces and life is pulling us in different directions. Knowing how to maximize your growing space, whatever it’s size, will…

Gardening YouTube Channels That Inspire Me

Life is about learning and growing and I would definitely call myself a life long learner. Learning and getting inspired from many teachers can show us the many different ways there are to garden. It is up to us to find our own way of gardening, but looking to others for inspiration or new ideas…

Gardening Is For Everyone

I’ve seen recently posts on social media where people are sharing how they don’t feel like real gardeners or that they are embarrassed to show either their gardens or the way they garden because it doesn’t fit the way gardening is shown on social media. This really got to me, I deeply believe that gardening…

3 Of My Favorite Beginner Gardening Books

A good gardening book can be a fantastic resource for any new or beginner gardener, it can also become a beloved reference for those with more experience too! I absolutely love books, my collection is large for the small house we live in, but they are worth the space they take up in my opinion….