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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

Nitrogen fix (or what's in a bean?)

Gardeners often hear how legumes (such as beans) “fix” nitrogen in the soil. Here is a good article that describes the process in plain language:  70 more words

Soil & Amendments

Mulch


Mulch is a protective blanket for your soil, making it the kind of place your plants want to live. The benefits of using mulch include: 232 more words

Soil & Amendments

Compost

Compost is the most essential garden input next to water. Regular applications of compost helps your soil retain moisture, improves the texture (tilth), and nourishes your plants at the same time. 276 more words

Soil & Amendments