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Planting Groups - 2016

This is the time of year we take a moment to plan the up-coming season’s vegetables. After looking back to last year’s crop schedule, we’ve made a few changes to our planting groups, their rotation, varieties, and quantities. 363 more words

Planting Groups

Reading Weeds to Identify Your Garden's Needs

After pulling weeds and tending to plants all summer, it’s tempting for a gardener like me to hang up the hoe as soon as the last bunch of kale is gathered and the last tomato is picked–or frost-bitten, as is often the case in Montana. 1,075 more words

Gardening And Potting

back to the soil

When I think back to the amount of shredded leaves I collected last fall, my mind boggles at how little evidence is left.

I stored shredded leaves in 12 of my 2 1/2′ diameter tomato cages (about 3′ high in each), filled a 3’x3′ compost bin, another 4’x4′ bin, and layered shredded leaves in sections of the garden.   89 more words

Vegetable Garden

how does your garden grow?

I have to come clean.  At this point some of you might have gathered that I am not a seasoned gardener and to that I say -hmmmm… you… 812 more words

Do It Yourself

Coffee Grounds In Our Garden

One of my favorite soil amendments or soil fertilizers that I use in our garden is used brewed coffee grounds. My wife and I love to drink coffee and have plenty of coffee grounds left over each day that we store for future use. 170 more words

Colorado Springs

Planting Elephant Garlic

Elephant garlic is more closely related to leeks than to garlic, despite what the name leads you to believe. The leaves are suposed to be more leek-like, but the plant forms a bulb of cloves like garlic does. 394 more words

Fill for Raised Beds

Raised-bed gardens offer some genuine advantages to both plants and the gardener. If you decide to give it a try, you will need some soil to fill the beds. 499 more words

Soil & Amendments