Time to plant peppers! Here are some of our featured pepper varieties with recipes we want to try for each variety. Click here to see more pepper recipes on our Pinterest Board.
Small, mild peppers that are great for roasting, pan frying and grilling. They char when cooked and adopt a delicious, rich flavor. They are traditionally harvested when green, but they get sweeter if left to grow until they are orange or red. Prolific. Click here to see delicious recipes.
There is never a dull moment when you are gardening in Colorado! If the spring storms are beating up your garden, here are some tips to help them recover!
You can apply organic Bonide Copper Fungicide as soon as possible after the storm on your plants’ wounds. This will help prevent fungal infections.
Keep as many remaining leaves as possible. If more than half of a leaf is intact, leave it and let it create energy for the plant.
Remove broken and shredded leaves, stems...
Site selection: Site selection is incredibly important for growing tomatoes. Tomatoes should be grown in areas that receive full sun. South or Western facing areas are preferable. 6 hours of sunlight is generally the minimum requirement for successful tomato growing. Depending on personal circumstances and varieties, tomatoes can be grown in containers, raised garden beds or rows.
Amending the Soil: Tomatoes prefer a soil pH of about 6-6.8. (7 being neutral). Colorado soils that have never been...
Store potato seed in a cool, dark, well-aerated place before planting. You can cut up a larger seed before you plant it but be careful! Each piece needs at least 2 strong eyes and you may want to dust the pieces with powdered fungicide to reduce the risk of infection. We currently have a couple of powder fungicide products to choose from:
Potatoes like well-drained, compost-enriched soil. Don’t overdo the nitrogen or you’ll...
Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Strawberries, Asparagus and Rhubarb are in! Leafy greens including Chard, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach and Cabbage are also here! We listed some of our most popular varieties of potatoes, onions and garlic below!
Watering in the summer is a complex topic that can be vastly researched in order to gain a better understanding of the appropriate technique. With that in mind, here are some basic tips:
Watering in the early morning is the best time of day to water. If you water after the sun has gone down, your plants may sit in water all night which can make them susceptible to disease. Watering during the day maximizes evaporation and is inefficient.
Use mulch. Mulch helps lock in moisture.
Berries have a ton of amazing qualities including acting as an antioxidant, and being rich in fiber, vitamins and other nutrients. We have plants available that produce edible berries that can be grown in small plots and containers. Here is a list of a few of our small fruiting plants:
Upright, deciduous shrub with floss dark green leaves that turn orange red in fall. White flowers are followed by black berries that attract birds and...