Basket of vegetables

HARVEST MANAGEMENT PART II

SALSA INGREDIENTS! The season is starting to wrap up with cooler temperatures and shorter days.  No sign of frost yet this early October; so things are still growing but...

canned/sealed produce

HARVEST MANAGEMENT PART I

I have been very busy!!  Harvest time of year is great but a LOT OF WORK to manage all the fruits of my labor.  I am very diligent about...

basket of ripe tomatoes

“Pomme D’Amour” (Love Apple)

Tomatoes are one of my favorite garden vegetable/fruit (fruit has a ripened flower ovary). There are SO many ways to eat and prepare tomatoes:  BLT’s, cut up with oil...

Garlic Braids

“STINKING ROSE” & ONIONS

Garlic is sometimes called the “stinking rose” due to its strong odor from one of its components called ‘allicin’. It is native to South and Central Asia and has...

doe and twin fawns at bird bath

FENCING AND ANIMALS

All kinds of animals visit us on our 1.4 acre property including bears, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, deer, fox, rattlesnakes, rabbits, skunks and birds and mice!  When we built...

Snap Pea growing

PLANTING – WATERING – WEEDING

The season has finally taken off with real summer weather!   I have already been harvesting asparagus, spinach, green onions (planted last fall), arugula and lettuce.  The snap peas &...

Spring Storm

Colorado Spring Garden Update

(Aerial View of Garden After Snow)  I directly sowed my warm weather vegetables – cucumber, cantaloupe, black beans, edamame and zucchini on May 9th.   They started poking their heads...

asparagus spear

Spring Sowing and Reaping

  Soil amendments were added last fall. We turned a half a ton of steer manure into all the boxes of soil, added nitrogen and potassium so things were...

handful of soil

Good Soil/Amendments

“Good soil is not just “dirt”, according to Edward Smith (The Vegetable Gardener’s Bible), it is a repository for...

snow covered tarps in garden

Our Colorado Weather!

Garden Site/Weather   So, while the pepper seeds are germinating in the house under grow lights, let’s talk about the garden site here in Morrison Co. The United States...

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