Life: Camping & Leaving the Garden For Days at a Time

This past week I was able to spend some time camping with my family. My mom who is a gardener too, took care of everything at our house for us while we were gone. It was great to spend some time in the great outdoors with my family and doodles. I spent a lot of…

Edible Perennial Gardening: Fruits & Berries

To wrap up the edible perennial garden series of blog posts we arrive at probably my favorite, fruits and berries. Who doesn’t love a fresh warm fruit crisp for dessert or plucking a raspberry straight off the bush? This category has a wide variety choices depending on your location and the size of your growing…

Edible Perennial Gardening: Vegetables

With time and patience we can reap the rewards of yearly harvests from a variety of perennial vegetables. They can save you time and money. Who wouldn’t like to have a reliable food crop that requires minimal effort for many harvests? Some do require more work and care than others, but it is so worth…

Summer Solstice Musings

The summer solstice is a day I both look forward to and dread all at once. I love the kick off to the summer season, the sunshine, the warm breeze and how wild and green everything gets. I don’t like that it means daylight hours will start getting shorter and shorter until the winter solstice….

Edible Perennial Gardening: Roots Tubers and Bulbs

Usually when we think of edible perennials roots, tubers and bulbs don’t come to mind, but there are some really great ones we can grow. I have to start by saying that I do not have a lot of experience growing roots, tubers and bulbs as edible food crops, I did a lot of reading…

Edible Perennial Gardening: Herbs

If you have read any of my posts about herbs, then you will know that I always suggest starting with herbs if you are a beginner gardener. Herbs are easier to grow than longer growing plants like fruits since you are growing them for their leaves. Perennial herbs can bring you years of abundant harvests….

Edible PERENNIAL Gardening: An Introduction

This is a short introduction to edible perennial gardens, to hopefully spark a little inspiration for you to grow your own edible perennial. Edible perennial gardens are great for many reasons, one being their long term harvesting capabilities. A perennial plant is a plant that grows for more than two years, it is different from…

May Garden Tasks- Weeks starting May 17th & 24th

This week I am going to cover the last two weeks of May. So you can jump in when you read this.  We are two weeks past our last frost date and the weather is still a bit all over the place. I keep watching the weather for the sweet spot of 55°F to transplant…

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…