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Started by Deb Shaded Deer Schorzman Dec 26, 2011.

What grows really well up here? Or doesn't? 2 Replies

Started by Becca Harris. Last reply by Deb Shaded Deer Schorzman Dec 17, 2011.

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Comment by Courtenay on June 22, 2009 at 7:16am
I'm working on a plot here in Colorado (Aspen region) and the soil is not draining well. any suggetions?
Comment by Cornelia on July 30, 2009 at 4:19pm
Hey, check out these urban homesteaders in Denver - you should check them out!
http://lighterfootstep.com/2009/07/chickens-in-suburbia-one-couples...
Comment by Becca Harris on September 20, 2009 at 10:52am
Hi! I'm working on turning my yard into a garden at my new house (bought in July!) here in Colorado Springs! I'm really happy to discover I have pretty good soil for being in this area, my soil where I was living before we bought the house was all sand!

Anyway, this is my first year gardening in the GROUND, as opposed to using big containers, so this will definitely be different for me! But I'm excited!

Soil not draining well... I'd think adding some sand in would help with that. Sandy soil drains faster than others, so that's what I'd try first I guess.
Comment by Becca Harris on January 26, 2010 at 7:25pm
I just ordered a mess of seeds today! :) Whee! Planning on starting indoors here soon-ish. Ordered from this place: http://rareseeds.com/cart/ and this is what I hope arrives (some things may sell out, but in theory...)

Broccoli x3 (early, late, purple)
spinach x2 (typical, heat loving)
tomato x3 (paste, slicing, cooking)
pumpkin x2 (warty baking, smooth traditional pie)
asparagus x 1
artichoke x 1
beans x2 (purple, soy)
beets x1 (red, basic)
brussel sprouts x1
carrots x2 (basic, short sweet)
corn x1 (white)
eggplant x 2 (standard old, and diamond)
Mustard Greens
Collard Greens
Kale
leeks
rocky top lettuce mix
european lettuce mix
charentais melon (looks like cantaloupe)
honeydew melon
onions x3 (brown, red, yellow)
parsnips
peas (wando garden, sugar snow)
jalapeno
giant emerald bell pepper
zucchini
yellow crookneck squash
chard
turnip (purple top)
watermelon (golden midget)

herbs: basil (genovese), thai basil, borage, bee balm lemon, catnip, caraway, chives, cilantro/coriander, cumin, dill, echinacea, feverfew, fenugreek, greek mullein, chamomile, hyssop blue, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley, savory, tarragon, thyme, toothache plant,

Marigolds (for companion planting with tomatoes)
Yeti flowers, white nasturtiums (companion planting to help lure bugs away)
Scarlet Flax for the front flower bed between the blueberry bushes. :)
Comment by B. Sporleder on January 28, 2010 at 2:45pm

"cool beans and peas"
Comment by Becca Harris on February 19, 2010 at 11:13am
Been updating the blog as I go, staying busy! Got my brussel sprouts and my leeks planted inside this week, and planned out the garden area as well. Good stuff. :) http://bekajoi.livejournal.com/
Comment by Becca Harris on April 5, 2010 at 1:02pm
Got loads done this weekend... pics (including the 2 above, and more of the kids, and better explanation of the swale thing.... and pics of me in my awesome overalls and floppy hat, looking awesome of course... are here! http://bekajoi.livejournal.com/16288.html :)

Too much to do. Too little time.
Comment by Suki Harada on October 3, 2010 at 3:09pm
get my seeds from rareseeds.com -great and their catalog is a piece of art! also like maryjanesfarm.com

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