All Blog Posts Tagged 'raised' (7)

Yay Dirt! 2012

My first report for 2012:

Two raised beds prepped and ready, five to go. Plus a pretty large corner tree/flower bed we're installing. Yay dirt!

We're scaling way back this year and only trying to grow things we are interested in eating/using, which means lots of tomatoes, jalapenos, herbs, eggplant, carrots, and maybe some onion & garlic. 

I hope this year will be the year of the.... CHICKEN. We're researching coop plans and breeds now. I'm…


Added by Stephenie Walker on April 9, 2012 at 2:36pm — 1 Comment

Spring Gardening

Now that the danger of frost is over it is time to get planting tender annuals.  I have already started planting vegetables and herbs in my raised bed garden that was built last year. Now we are in the beginning stages of adding on it to to enlarge the garden. I can't wait until it is finished, so I can plant even more.…


Added by Freda Eckel on May 9, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Getting The Most From My Small Kitchen Garden

A bountiful kitchen garden in a small backyard is my goal. I use raised beds and companion garden to optimize my space. I have found that if I use successive and relay planting with the companion plantings I can get an amazing amount of veggies from this small garden. The great thing about companion garden besides…


Added by Noelle Kaler on May 7, 2011 at 7:18pm — 5 Comments

The Garden and the Gardener Evolve

This is my first post on my blog here on Garden-Share. I would like to let you know a little about my garden and me, the gardener. First, let me say the garden and the gardener are always changing, always growing, and both can be frustrating!

My garden started small and has evolved over the years as I have learned more about gardening through books, magazines, dear friends, and the always reliable, 'trial and error'. Due to the size of my back yard and a not-so-great back, I have…


Added by Noelle Kaler on March 25, 2011 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment

Square Foot Gardening-Mel Bartholomew

I have had the privilege of coming to know Mel Bartholomew, the creator of the Square Foot Gardening method and author of the book."The All New Square Foot Gardening" He is a kind and gentle man. He lives here in Utah . He has a passion for teaching his gardening method and has established a non profit organization which engages in humanitarian efforts to teach gardening and self sufficiency around the world.

I am happy to say that my new business,… Continue

Added by Belinda Jensen on January 14, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

A True Chicago Gem - The Garfield Park Conservatory

Yesterday I took my 2 year old daughter on an impromptu visit to the Garfield Park Conservatory. We were in the vicinity because I had to do some flowers for a client so I decided that rather than hop on the highway and go back home to the burbs we'd stick around in the city (Chicago) and enjoy the beautiful weather at the Conservatory.

I'm glad we went -… Continue

Added by Katya on July 3, 2009 at 8:58pm — 1 Comment

Fresh from the garden lunch!

So today was a very chilly day in Chicagoland - the kind of day that requires jeans and a fleece windbreaker to keep warm. Despite the chill we had my parents over for a lunchtime bbq featuring fresh picked produce from the garden! We had a nice caesar salad made with fresh red sails and simpsons black seeded lettuces, fresh picked broccoli with lemon zest and garlic, and just off the vine sugar snap… Continue

Added by Katya on July 2, 2009 at 12:54am — 1 Comment

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"Thanks Tammie, yes I like I like to color co-ordinate and the brighter the colors the better. The hardest colored plants to find are a true red, then the next hardest is a true blue. The red flower here is a geranium."
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