The best way to get started planning your vegetable garden is to make a list of all the vegetables you love to eat! Get excited to grow some of your own food and make a good plan with planting dates and spacing that is best for the particular plants you want to grow. An hour... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/CSvJlntWuXE In this video, we go over 5 useful tips for planting vegetables from transplant or seed: Timing: cool vs warm seasonLocation: sun & soilSelecting transplantsPlantingWatering Our top tip for beginning vegetable gardeners is to spend some time planning when to plant what you want to grow so that your crops will thrive. In Utah... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJv0sG1oMfg How to install drip irrigation by either connecting to a hose or converting sprinkler valves and lines to drip irrigation. We show how we install drip in our raised beds and around our fruit trees. We also provide general guidelines for watering vegetable beds, fruit trees, and perennial fruit bushes in Utah.
Video showing how we replaced our frontyard lawn with raised garden beds, fruit trees and wood chips.
Raised beds have many advantages: they prevent soil compaction, alleviate some weed pressure, and require less bending over. Their soil also warms more quickly in the spring, which allows for earlier planting. But, most importantly, they provide excellent drainage. When drainage is poor, raised beds are the way to go. Raised beds can be built by simply... Continue Reading →
A foodscape design can be elaborate and encompassing, replacing large sections of lawn and traditional landscaping, or it can be as simple as a well placed raised bed for vegetables and a fruit tree or two. We usually recommend that people interested in foodscaping start small, but in a well-thought-out way that lends itself to... Continue Reading →
Healthy soil makes for healthy plants; and fruit and vegetable crops depend on rich soil with good drainage. Making sure you start with good soil is one of the most important first steps when starting a foodscape. A garden's soil provides so much to plants: water, oxygen, macro and micro nutrients, not to mention anchorage... Continue Reading →