Archive for the ‘Edibles’ Category

Gardening and Micro-Climates

Posted by gardensoul on July - 4 - 2017

I’m in Colorado part-time now and gardening at 8,000 feet. It is certainly different than the Denver Metro area both because of less water and the higher altitude. These short season raspberries were planted about twenty years ago after failure with a longer season raspberry. When I arrived on June 18th,  [ Read More ]

Garden Soil Testing

Posted by gardensoul on February - 5 - 2016

It will be March soon and I know you are all itching to get your hands in the soil.  March is a good time to consider having a soil test to determine exactly what amendments your planting site needs and the exact pH.  This is especially important if you have  [ Read More ]

Pre-freeze to-do list

Posted by gardensoul on November - 8 - 2014

The local weather forecast is for very cold temperatures dipping into the teens. This is after unseasonably warm weather – a Colorado trademark! The warm weather put me into a state of procrastination that I must break this weekend. I find making lists is the easiest way to “get-er-done”! Place  [ Read More ]

Growing Garlic

Posted by gardensoul on October - 20 - 2014

One of my favorite sayings when cooking is “You can’t ever have too much garlic!” Harvesting my own garlic is much more flavorful than buying commercially grown garlic. This is one of the easiest vegetables to grow. Nutritionally, eating garlic provides your body with Vitamins A and C, potassium, phosphorous, selenium,  [ Read More ]