Lessons From The Garden

The garden may start out simply as a place to grow food, flowers and herbs. It may start as a place to grow some food for your family, so you can have garden fresh tomatoes or fresh herbs. It may be a place to gather cut flowers for your dining table, but in time you…

No Dig Day 2022

On November 3, 2022 we celebrated the first annual No Dig Day, created by Charles Dowding. No dig gardening is a method of gardening that involves no digging or tilling of the soil to maintain a healthy network of living soil full of beneficial microbes and . Soil health is the foundation of all health…

What You Can Do Now To Prepare For Your Spring Garden

Yes we are at the end of October, but it is never too early to start prepping for the coming season. You may still have your autumn garden or you may have just put your garden to rest for the cold winter season. Tackling some of these garden tasks now will pay of in the…

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…

Some of My Favorite Garden Green Varieties

Growing greens in the garden is a fantastic way to cut down on food miles and plastic packaging. It is also a fantastic way to add great flavor to meals or salads. Fresh garden greens taste nothing like what you find in the grocery store, they just plain taste better. I attribute this to being…

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…

Finding Your Way Of Gardening

We all come to gardening for various reasons. Some people start a garden because they grew up in a family of gardeners. Some start a garden as a way to connect with their children through a fun activity. Others may be foodies and want the very best and freshest ingredients around, while some want food…

5 Tips For Choosing What To Grow In Your Kitchen Garden

When you are just starting out as a new gardener it can be quite overwhelming to try to decide what to grow in the space you have. Most of us are growing in smaller spaces and must choose wisely what will take a spot in our garden. Below are 5 tips for choosing what to…

Growing An Autumn Garden

Autumn may be one of my favorite times to garden. Our hot summers come to an end and with that pest pressure and disease lesson. It’s also a time to revisit those things we love about a spring garden. Usually by the time we start to harvest from our autumn garden, we are really tired…

Preserving Food: Small Garden? No Problem!

I once read somewhere that it takes approximately 4,000 square feet of gardening space to feed one person for an entire year. Most people do not have this kind of space, as amazing as it would be. Most of us are growing in small yards or on balconies or patios. Most of us also do…

Gardening In The Heat Of Summer

Within the Arc of Seasons, as taught in the Gardenary method of gardening, July and August are considered the hot season here in the Denver Metro area. The hot season consists of temperatures ranging from 70°F – 90°F. Each season has specific plant families that grow well and others that struggle or are unable to…