Water savings in foodscaping

There is no denying that growing your own fruits and vegetables requires water, but you may be surprised to know a well designed foodscape can substantially reduce water use when compared to turf grass. We have foodscaped our entire front yard transforming our landscape into a beautiful food producing oasis that produces the most delicious... Continue Reading →

Foodscaping your way to a healthy 2022

Foodscaping provides front-door access to the most nutritious, best tasting fruits and vegetables possible With the start of the new year and health-related resolutions on the minds of many, we thought it would be timely to consider dieting trends and how foodscaping enables healthy living. Every year U.S. News releases a fresh batch of diet... Continue Reading →

Video: May foodscape tour

https://youtu.be/pTPCJNE5MJk We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in early May. Featured items include tomatoes planted early with the aid of red plastic mulch, perennial vegetables (asparagus & artichoke), strawberries, peas on a DIY trellis, a grape vine and eight fruit trees including three espalier fruit trees.

Video: Installing drip irrigation

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. https://www.youtube.com/embed/pBSxfagI4sE?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent Free... Continue Reading →

Preparing garden beds part 2: raised beds

Foodscaping Utah's 'Benefits of Raised Beds' class handout: Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening-Foodscaping Utah Online class 'Benefits of Raised Beds' June 4th, 6:00-7:30pm taught by John (Foodscaping Utah) for USU Extension. 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... Continue Reading →

Summer 2014

In the summer of 2014 we worked on our vegetable garden and tended to our new fruit/nut trees and grape vines. This first year we tilled the garden bed and mixed in a bunch of compost. We mulched with leaves around tomatoes (mulch is great to retain moisture and suppress weeds) and planted marigold flowers... Continue Reading →

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