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Becca Harris
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  • Colorado Springs, CO
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Deb Shaded Deer Schorzman replied to Becca Harris's discussion 'What grows really well up here? Or doesn't?' in the group ElevatedGardening
"Altitude, soil and short growing season all have to do with what you can grow here in Colorado.  It is best to start most of your garden plants inside and give them a headstart.  Compost is a must for the sandy soil out here on the eastern…"
Dec 17, 2011
Robbie Knight replied to Becca Harris's discussion 'What grows really well up here? Or doesn't?' in the group ElevatedGardening
"Hi, Becca- In my limited understanding, it's got as much to do with soil quality and micro-climates a it does altitude, maybe more, depending. We have an area in the backyard that used to be a goat pen-for about 8 years. We had an AMAZING…"
Sep 16, 2010
Becca Harris commented on Courtenay's group 'ElevatedGardening'
"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!…"
Apr 5, 2010
Becca Harris commented on Courtenay's group 'ElevatedGardening'
"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/"
Feb 19, 2010
Becca Harris commented on Courtenay's group 'ElevatedGardening'
"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,…"
Jan 26, 2010
Becca Harris left a comment for Cornelia
"Baby carrier stuff is here: http://annabearbabyware.com And my garden stuff is here: http://bekajoi.livejournal.com :)"
Sep 23, 2009
Becca Harris added a discussion to the group ElevatedGardening

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

For us noobs who need the help so we're not wasting money on seeds or small plants... what grows well here for you? Or has failed miserably? :)Done well for me (containers):tomatoessummer squash (needed more room to spread out but did well as can be expected)herbs: mint (shade!!), thai basil, oregano, thymeplums: neglected and terribly pruned tree in my new yard is still producing wellgrapes: neglected and terribly pruned vine in new yard is still doing wellapples: crabapples and other…See More
Sep 20, 2009
Becca Harris commented on Courtenay's group 'ElevatedGardening'
"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…"
Sep 20, 2009
Becca Harris joined Courtenay's group


Coloradens discuss in order to learn and develop better gardening and farming skills. We need eachother! Beginners and experts unite in an effort to maintain Colorado's organic lifestyle. Let's chat food...
Sep 20, 2009
Becca Harris is now a member of HOMEGROWN
Sep 20, 2009

Profile Information

What kind of HOMEGROWN are you?
Earth Mama, Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker
A bit about me:
I stay home with my kids (younger, and older when not in school) and work from home as orders come in (I make baby carriers). We just bought our first house, so I can FINALLY transition from gardening in containers on my patio to digging in the dirt!
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
hmm, the very last one would have to be my lasagna! Fresh tomatoes, fresh spinach, tofu ricotta, only thing I didn't make were the noodles and that's only because I'm not able to make them (yet!)
Currently reading:
Crockett's Victory Garden
Currently listening to:
my husband snore and my son make PEW PEW!! noises in the living room LOL
My latest DIY project:
transplanting the pretty purple wildflowers in the backyard to the small bed in front of the window out front... my progress from yard to garden in pics is here: http://bekajoi.livejournal.com
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At 2:59pm on September 23, 2009, Cornelia said…
Hi Becca,
Welcome to HOMEGROWN.org! Sounds like an interesting business you're in. Would love to see your pictures!

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