This spring I've decided to try an experiment using EcoScraps Raised Bed Garden Mix versus potting soil.
Leeks are a wonderful cold-hardy crop that provide a tasty change from leafy greens and stored roots in the winter. They provide onion-like flavor without pungency and without worries about the plants bolting. By growing appropriate varieties, and transplanting enough, you can provide harvests over several cold months. We plant out in June for fall and winter harvests.
Improving soil takes time, patience, and plenty of organic matter.
Carrots can be hard to germinate. Check out this easy trick for greater success.
The nonprofit Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance is preserving heirloom grains that are ideally suited to Rocky Mountain growing conditions.
Apply permaculture to your land to nurture its natural features.
Fuse stems with rootstocks to form fast-growing, fruit-bearing plants.
Weeding is a necessary garden chore, but it can be made a lot easier when done right.