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.

News

AP
September 3, 2015 | NPR · A new study from the Migration Policy Institute shows a slowdown in apprehensions at the U.S. border, thanks in part to increased efforts by Mexico.
 

AP
September 3, 2015 | NPR · After Kim Davis was found in contempt of court, a federal judge ordered her jailed and then set about finding someone at the Rowan County Courthouse who is willing to issue marriage licenses.
 

AP
September 3, 2015 | NPR · Photos of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who drowned when his family was attempting to cross the Mediterranean into Greece, had many news outlets struggling with the decision to publish — or not publish.
 

Arts & Life

September 3, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Rachel Martin talks with Kira Pollack, director of photography and visual enterprise at Time, about how iconic photos might affect the conversation about the events they have come to represent.
 

Courtesy of Slum Film Festival
September 3, 2015 | NPR · The filmmaker is 21. He had to direct and star in a movie — his first movie, in fact. He was really, really stressed. Would he make the deadline?
 

Getty Images
September 3, 2015 | FA · It has been called the new “um” or “like,” but linguist Geoff Nunberg says starting sentences with “so” isn’t a new trend. People have been doing it for years. We’re just noticing it more now.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
September 3, 2015 | NPR · The Black Keys guitarist and sought-after producer discusses his new album with his band The Arcs. Titled Yours, Dreamily, it finds Auerbach working with some of his favorite past collaborators.
 

Youtube
September 3, 2015 | NPR · Intricate animation from the film suits this song, which simultaneously uplifts, encourages, chastises and mourns.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 3, 2015 | NPR · Giving punk the glam it so desperately needs, the duo lights a stick of dynamite under a wistful song to shred away the sadness.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab