cookinwithherbs, contributor | June 2nd, 20131 comment
When we gardeners are worn out from digging, planting, weeding, harvesting, etc. or it is too dang hot to be out there in the afternoon sun, it is nice to relax with a cold iced tea or lemonade and read a book. There is nothing like a good book awaiting us at the end of the day. Here are two of the books that I have just read or am in the midst of reading right now.
If you’re new to gardening in the Rocky Mountain region—or you’ve been here a while and still haven’t gotten the hang of it—the "Rocky Mountain Gardener’s Handbook" will help you dig in for a more fruitful experience.
It is the time of year when gardeners are busy transplanting seedlings which they have grown, or plants that have been purchased from a nursery or garden center. Follow these simple ABCs of transplanting for success.
WesternGardener, contributor | May 25th, 20134 comments
Micro Greens are one of the easiest short-season crops I’ve ever grown. Plant these little gems in early spring, late summer, or early fall for home-grown greens that are ready to harvest in about 25 days.
Tomorrow we celebrate our mothers. Besides expressing our gratitude and giving them flowers, why not feed them some of the delightful, colorful and tasty blossoms that are in bloom in our gardens right now?
Why is it the best ideas for solving gardening problems come from creative gardeners? That’s because gardeners, like Margaret Park, are always searching for ways to overcome obstacles, including how to garden in the smallest of spaces.
cookinwithherbs, contributor | May 6th, 20132 comments
Spring has sprung and there are many chores for the gardener. However, I find that there are as many delights, if not more, that outweigh the work. See some of the plants sprouting in my garden, and what I am transplanting.
WesternGardener, contributor | April 29th, 20132 comments
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has released its new list of the top 12 commercially-grown fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues. That’s the bad news. The good news is you can grow many of the “Dirty Dozen” organically on your own.