Monday, March 02, 2015

You Can't Beat Beets

Roasted, pickled, stewed, or raw; hot beets, cold beets, I love them all! The greens are also a tasty treat and super nutritious — high in vitamins A and C, iron and potassium (An heirloom variety, Early Wonder, is considered the best beet for greens).

Beets are a cool season vegetable that can be sewn and harvested early in the season. They're a great choice for garden spaces that don't get full sun, as they'll tolerate part shade. For growing tips check out this article.

For heirloom and /or organic seeds, check out Botanical Interests, and Seeds or Change.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Monday Mash-up 2.09.2015

snowdrops blooming in my garden today
News you can use from the world of gardening:

  • Hot off the press, the Plant of the Year for 2015 is a wonderful addition to any high plains garden.
  • Thinking about adding chickens to your household? This one day class on backyard chicken keeping may help you decide. And for inspiration, here's my review of the Wheat Ridge chicken tour.
  • Before we know it we'll be spending a lot of time gardening (can't wait!). Here are three simple exercises to help keep injuries and pain at bay.
  • Pruning trees and shrubs can be tackled in February, as well as a few other gardening activities.

Have a great week!