Gardening

Growing Food In Plastic Containers and Pots

Colorado Springs in Colorado is probably one of the most difficult places to grow a garden. The winters are cold, the ground is very compacted, has a lot of clay, and the dry windy conditions sap moisture from the leaves and the ground. Very little grows naturally in this area, except a small variety of weeds, grasses and the ever resilient Cottonwood tree. Many of us in this area grow our vegetables and small hybrid fruit trees in plastic pots. When positioned in brightly lit windows, preferably with direct sunlight,…
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Growing Aspens in Colorado

Aspen Trees

High in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado one can find an abundance of Aspen trees. With their brilliant white bark and spring green leaves shimmering yellow in the Autumn, their beauty is a magnet for visitors from all around the world. If you’re a homeowner in Colorado and want the same beauty to gaze upon from the comforts of your home, there are a few things to keep in mind. They won’t grow anywhere and can be quite a nuisance for some. An Aspen tree main trunk can live anywhere…
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DIY Greenhouse in Colorado

Colorado greenhouse

Gardening in Colorado can prove quite challenging, especially during the spring months when temperatures can swing 50°F from one day to the next. To complicate matters, hail is quite common and can destroy a garden in a matter of minutes. Even pea-sized hail can shred through the green leaves and pit most vegetables and fruits. This has happened to us the last few years and ultimately resulted in us restarting from seeds in June, which knocked off a couple months from the growing season. That’s why a greenhouse is almost…
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