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First Greens of The Season

February 28, 2011

I was starting seeds for my vegetable garden last weekend, and I also decided to plant some lettuce and arugula outside in a pot. Even though it is still getting down to freezing at night (and sometimes during the day) at this time of year, most greens will grow during the cold weather and survive [...]

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Weekly Round-Up August 27, 2010

August 27, 2010

Here are some of the best gardening, cooking and local food related blogs, stories, etc. that I’ve come across this week. Gardening: Simply AMAZING photos of flowers taken with X-ray photos. Water Use and Other Pointed Subjects from Ken Druse’s Real Dirt podcast. Real Dirt is a recent addition to my podcast listening. So far, [...]

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August Planning Brings Spring (and Summer) Flowers

August 23, 2010
Planting fall bulbs

I know that spring seems like a long way off right now, but this is the time of year to plan and place your fall bulb order. Your bulbs will spread if you let them If you’ve never grown bulbs before, it is incredibly easy and very rewarding because many bulbs live for years and [...]

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Weekly Round-Up August 8, 2010

August 8, 2010

Here are some of the best gardening, cooking and local food related blogs, stories, etc. that I’ve come across this week. Gardening: How and When to Water Your Garden Confused about how much to water? Want to make sure you’re not wasting water? This article will help you to give your plants the right amount [...]

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Book Review: Talking Dirt

August 5, 2010
talking dirt: organic gardening book

Talking Dirt: The Dirt Diva’s Guide Down-to-Earth Guide to Organic Gardening Author: Annie Spiegelman Ms. Spiegelman has a sassy writing style that may put some people off, and make others feel like they are getting advice from an old friend with a sense of humor. Here’s an example where she recounts her experiences as a [...]

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Now Is the Time to Plan Your Fall Garden

August 4, 2010

Although it feels like fall and winter are a long way off, the months of July and August are the time to plan and start your fall garden. If you’ve never grown a fall garden before, you’ll need to do some planning and calculating backwards from your first frost date. In Colorado Springs, it is [...]

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Growing Garlic at 10,000′

July 5, 2010
garlic

At our high-altitude mountain get-away, I decide to try growing garlic. We have a small mountain property – a little over 3 acres  – near Hartsel, CO at an elevation just shy of 10,000 feet. I have tried to pinpoint what our USDA growing zone is, but have had to guess that it is probably [...]

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Things Never Looked Better

May 8, 2010

I’ve been working on my spring clean-up over the past several weeks. Besides the joy of seeing flowering bulbs come up, one of my favorite things about spring is the transformation in the garden. From this: To this: I typically let the foliage stay in the garden over the winter, and cut it back in [...]

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Not Enough Room for a Garden?

April 28, 2010
Community gardens, Colorado Springs

If you don’t have enough room to garden, consider investigating one of the community gardens in Colorado Springs. It may take a bit more commitment than gardening in your own yard – you will probably have to bring your own tools back and forth to and from the garden, and you will have to travel [...]

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Raise Your Own Chickens

April 10, 2010
Chickens in Colorado Springs, Colorado

There has been a recent increase in people raising chickens for meat and/or eggs, in their own backyards. I love the fresh eggs and free-range chickens we get from Grant Family Farms, but I can see the appeal of raising your own. And it is legal to keep up to 10 hens in Colorado Springs. [...]

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