It’s garden time!!! This year I plan to do more informative garden/harvest posts, as I have a lot to learn, and it helps the knowledge stick🙃
Soooooo, what do you want to know? What would you like to see? Weekly updates? Planting timelines? Basic care and maintenance? Harvest and storage? I’m wanting to share the knowledge as I go, successes as well as failures. I’d love some input/feedback on what sort of content others would like to see!✨🌿
Yesterday we cleaned out the raspberry patch; pruning away all of the dead branches and weeding around this year’s new growth. The hot summer and strange winter weather was pretty hard on our berries this year, so I’m curious to see what we get! Today we ran errands and played in the sun 😉🌞
Blessings abound, my dudes!❤️
Sirih merah hasil potek dan water propagate indukan di kampung. Kalo yang dikampung sudah berambat ke tembok dan subur banget. Suka dengan patern daunnya dan bagian belakang daun warna merah. A must have item in the garden 💚
The sunshine has returned, the snow is receding, and outdoor work is really going to pick up quickly now! Since the ground is still frozen a few inches down, the first priority is to get the soil warmed up as fast as possible for some of our earliest plantings. That is the reason for the two sheets of poly in the foreground. I will share more about this in the next few days. Priority number two is to continue working on our new high tunnel, which you can see in the background. We have been chipping away at this project as much as possible in the snow, but progress was very slow in sloppy or frozen conditions so I am very excited to speed things up. The first end wall went up today and all the pieces of the puzzle seem to be falling into place nicely.
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You are so welcome!! Thanks for hitting me up to barter! ❤️ #shippedtocanada 😃
Shit yes! My shirt arrived!! Thank you SO much @pepperartqueen for making this and sending it my way! I cannot wait to get my toes in the dirt! Come on summer! #straightouttathegarden
A quick look see at all things growing. This sight made me stop, stare, slow down and take in the beautiful intricacies taking shape here as they form a Radicchio. Nothing prettier, I love to see art in the food we eat. Next week it will look different, watching the life cycle is incredible! #enjoytheview
Today I was pruning My pomegranate tree and almost at the top I found this perfectly conserved dry pole beans (even with some heavy rains)called here sangre de toro some kind of Mexican heirloom, a bit different from the common kidney beans, this are at his best dry than as green beans in my opinion, I will grow this beans again this year for sure.
You can grow a lot of things in containers...😂 Where you place your containers depends a lot on what you want to grow. Some things love the hot afternoon sun, others prefer a little shade! I’ll get a list up soon... as soon as one or both of my kids remember that napping is good for them. 😵
Let’s do an informal poll. Comment below if you’re planning growing in raised beds, in containers, or in the ground!
When you shoot, make sure what’s in the frame supports your subject or the story you’re telling. Eliminate extraneous stuff. My frame is filled with Bee Balm because it has TAKEN OVER my raised bed pollinator garden. Warning - this plant is very, very, very prolific. And I mean, very! #plantandshoot#exposinggardenlife
This year, I'll be combining my love for food with flowers!!! Inspo like this from @frolicblog lets me know it'll be a beautiful journey! Come along for the ride with me! GrowFeedThrive.com! #growfeedthrive
🍇🌿🍎🗓GARTENJAHR 2018 BEGINNT !!!✊️🍓🥒🍅
Vor 1 Monat sah es garnicht danach aus als wenn bald der Frühling kommt . ❄️Kalt , Feucht💦 und Grau🌫 war es . Jetzt haben wir direkt sommerliche Temperaturen🌞, die Pflanzen sind erwacht🌱 und die Lebensfreude steigt 😄. Daher erstmal direkt in den Garten🏡 und mal schauen was bereits wächst und schonmal erste Vorbereitungen machen .
Das erste was mir direkt auffiel war ein gigantischer Bienenschwarm🐝 auf dem gezeigten Busch . Leider weiß ich bis heute nicht den Namen dieser Pflanze😅. Schreibt es mal in die Kommentare wenn ihr es wisst 👇. Jedenfalls sind die Bienen total verrückt danach . Es ist schon beeindruckend so viele Bienen an einem Ort zu sehen , vorallem aber die Lautstärke ist krass .
Als nächstes habe ich den sprießenden Bärlauch🌿 gesehen und direkt mal probiert. Ein wirklich sehr kräftiger und aromatischer Geschmack😋 . Super zum Würzen , aber auch sehr gut für die Gesundheit. Er reinigt die Arterien und leitet Schwermetalle aus .
Das Gewächshaus wurde auch erstmal aufgepäppelt .
Die ersten Beete wurden ebenfalls angelegt.
Jetzt heißt es nur Säen, Pflanzen und den Pflanzen beim wachsen zuschauen 👀. .
📲Abonniert @rohkostfeed für regelmäßige Gartenupdates .
I seriously do not know what I’m more excited about right now. These gorgeous poppies in my back yard, or the big add artichoke plant beside it!! 🤣
It’s funny, I originally started a garden when I was homeschooling my kids for life science (and maaaybe to get my picky eaters excited to try new food 🤣🤷🏻♀️).... .
I realized that in the process I fell in LOVE with gardening. From picking out the wood and making my raised beds myself (because power tools make you feel like a badass) , to starting things from seed and watching them grow right before your eyes...to even making compost out of yard waste...it is legitimately the most relaxing and physically satisfying thing to get out there, clear the area, that Plant everything, nurture and watch it grow, and reap the rewards. Even better when my kids get to harvest food and are SOOOO FREAKING EXCITED that we grew it ourselves. My goal is to eventually grow enough food to reduce to trips to the store and be more self sufficient. Pluuuus who doesn’t like picking cherries, strawberries, and other goodies right from their own home?
You know that phrase, “old as dirt”? It’s a good way to think about what you’re growing in. I’d say “old” — as in used — is bad. Aged as in mixed, mellowed, and tested can be good. •
There are places you can skimp in gardening, but dirt isn’t one of them. Using a good quality soil is CRUCIAL. Reusing soil is possible, but not necessarily recommended. These beds here have been in use for 5 years, and we amend the soil every year to help out back what the plants (and the toddler diggers) take out. •
That’s the main thing: to grow well, there needs to be a host of nutrients in the soil you’re using. Things like tomatoes use up a lot of those nutrients in one year, which is why if you plant the same thing in the same spot and soil year after year, your harvest is never as good as that first year. And repeating plants puts you at greater risk for soil diseases affecting next year’s plants. •
So how do you ensure your soil is good? You can pay to get it tested (we do this in our raised beds to know what needs to go back in). Or replace most (if not all) of it every year (especially if you are growing in pots, where soil is limited). Add things like compost or aged manure (you don’t want it straight from the animal, you need it to mellow out for about a year or your plants won’t like it... if it still really stinks, it’s probably too soon to use it). We mix soil so it’s usually no more than 1/3 compost because too much good stuff can be bad for the plants. Moderation, friends. •
In Colorado, the soil has minimal organic matter. Which is why I recommend raised beds or pots/containers for growing, then you control the soil content. If you’re putting in a raised beds, tilling up the soil below before you add new dirt is important so your roots aren’t hitting a concrete wall as they grow. •
When in doubt, visit your local garden store and ask. They will know your soil profile in the area. Many will have recommendations on sources for soil in bulk or bags. I like Fertilome or Happy Frog for plants, and local compost since we stopped using our own bin when I was pregnant and queasy with my youngest. •
As always, ask your questions! Let’s get digging!