Ah, gardening in Colorado! The lack of water, the flash floods, the hail storms, the rocky soil, the clay soil, the cold nights, the late and early frosts… We live in such a beautiful state that it’s hard to complain, but man it’s hard to garden in Colorado Springs!
I have a small raised bed, a decent sized box planter, and a very wet area built into our landscaping that I make attempts to grow things in! I’ve found that chives do awesome in my very wet area, but not much else will grow there. This year I’m trying to plant daises in that spot with the intentions of starting them there and then moving to other parts of the yard next year or the next.
In my box planter I planted two packets of basil, one packet of marjoram, and one packet of parsley. And, in my small raised bed I plan to plant snow peas, green onions, and one or two other things – haven’t decided yet.
My goal this year was to plan things that help me make quick, flavorful meals. I thought about planting some “guaranteed producers” like zucchini or cucumbers, but decided that they are so cheap at the store during the summer that with my limited space, it made more sense to grow things that are more expensive at the store.
Do you plant a garden? What are your best tips for gardening and landscaping? What do you plant each year? What have you tried that’s worked and what failed miserably?
Let’s see if we can help each other out by posting our success stories, failures, and tips and tricks! Below is a “linky” that allows you to insert a link right here on this post. Please feel free to link to your own blog posts about gardening in Colorado, other sites that you’ve found helpful, perhaps information about local gardening clubs and classes – anything to do with gardening in Colorado: link it up!
You can also comment on this post with your questions, stories, comments about gardening. I’m hoping some Springs Bargains readers like Laura and well, the other Laura, and the rest of you experienced gardeners chime in with your expertise!
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