Gardening

Playing in the dirt is the best kind of fun…to me.

You never know what your garden will yield. I find all kinds of fascinating things in the garden. Like this baby turtle I found while digging up my Peruvian Purple Potatoes.

Every year my garden expands along with my knowledge of what grows well in our mountain climate and what grows better here and not there in my garden spaces. Unfortunately I learn more about bugs then I would like to, but that is all part of the fascination and at times frustration that comes with growing your own food and flowers organically. Weather I win or loose when it comes to yield of produce, it is always worth the risk and time spent for the benefit of learning and the zen of watching things grow, blossom and feed the hungry bees, hummers and butterflys.

We are currently in the process of building a “cool” green house, and by cool, I am talking about medium temperature of the greenhouse and not how it is going to look, although I do hope it LOOKS cool too! The cool greenhouse is maintained at a minimum temp of 45 – 50 degrees F and a maximum of 65 – 70 degree F, while a “warm” green house is kept ranges from 60 – 80 as a constant temp. The Cool greenhouse is used more as way to extend the growing season, while the warm or hot house can be used for year round growing of tropical and house plants.

My focus for the green house will be succulents (which most can handle cooler temps) and propagation of ‘useful’ plants and flowers that are edible or medicinal and can be used in cooking, natural dying or soap making.

Must of my garden musings will be a part of our new blog. Why not join us, sharing is a great way to learn about garden bugs, new plants and planting methods.

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