With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to get your garden on. Here’s a long, but informative piece from last year with Pikes Peak Urban Garden’s Elise Bowan that should get you in the mood.

OK, we know this slideshow is long at 25 minutes. But there was so much interesting and useful information in this interview that we wanted to share it with you, so just think of it as an informative public radio interview with some pictures, which is what it is.

Whether you’re a new urban gardener (like millions of other Americans doing it for the first time this year) just getting the hang of a small raised bed, or an old hand who wants a refresher course, you’ll want to listen to this great mini-course on organic urban gardening with Elise Bowan of Pikes Peak Urban Gardens.

How to make a cheap hoop house, when to harvest, when to replant, how to prune your tomatoes, how to prepare rich soil, ideas for beds that don’t require buying expensive materials, etc.—there’s much here to learn and relearn, and quite a lot to look at.

p.s. If you don’t want to hear the whole interview, we still recommend briskly clicking through the pictures of amazing gardens and vegetables.

(We love to hear from you! Leave a comment or email us at the bigsomething@krcc.org. Thanks!)

 

3 Responses to Get Your Garden On

  1. Matt H says:

    This is part of the reason I love KRCC. As long as it is, i’m watching it twice. Work can wait. I want to learn about what’s going on in Vermijo Park. Bigger than something. Especially the project at Dale House.

    Thank you thank you thank you!!!

  2. Mary H says:

    Wow! These are so nice. I think I’ll build up my boxes a little this year, and plant veggies instead of flowers!

  3. Emily says:

    neat.

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