UPDATED and REPUBLISHED on May 30, 2015
I have a love/hate relationship with monthly Colorado gardening chores. There are days when I’m out there sweating and grunting and thinking, “Why do I do this?” Then other days I love the hard work. I always love planting seeds and pruning and harvesting. But I don’t always love hauling dirt, mowing or turning over hard clay soil. But, ya gotta do what ya gotta do.
This is a new page for Colorado Backyard Gardener. Over the next year I will add to it, making suggestions and adding the ones you give me to this month-to-month chore guide. It will be particular to Colorado, what chores us Front Range gardeners typically do in any given month.
As I add to this page, I will work to keep it arranged and organized in a manner that is accessible to my readers. For now, scroll down to the month you need.
I don’t want to have any gardening failure this year. I don’t. But I will. Darn it. I will. Some plants will croak and die. But can I diminish my failures? Yes, by learning to learn from each and every snafu.
As I work to create my 2015 garden plan, I face three BIG questions: what, where and when.
Where to place each plant?
When to plant the seeds for each plant?
I call the what, where and when questions BIG because answering each requires me to be courageous. Why?
Free seed catalogs? Oh yes! It’s the time of year when the ground is frozen and we wonder if anything will grow again. This is a perfect time for me to share with you my list of FREE (and great) seed catalogs — ones that are in print form…ones you can write in, mark up, dream over. There is nothing like holding a seed catalog in your hand in the dead of winter. Even if you can only order one or two packs,
What is a gardener’s response to hail? If hail has left damage to your garden what should you do? I’ll leave it to the experts to give you sound advice on how to take care of your plants. Instead, let me share with you my very mature response to hail.
How Laura Responds to Hell….ooops Hail.