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 →
What is foodscaping? What are the benefits of foodscaping?What inspired Foodscaping Utah? This video answers those questions, features footage of beautiful foodscapes, and highlights some of the amazing work our volunteers have done foodscaping our community. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NslLUjYqiA Foodscaping Utah is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers that help people get started growing food. Thanks to... Continue Reading →
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 →
https://youtu.be/sGm-i4oKmz8 In this video, we talk about how to plan a garden for a fall harvest by sowing seed in mid to late summer. We cover what to plant and when to plant it. We also discuss several advantages to growing cool season crops for fall harvest including improved flavor in leafy greens and less... 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://youtu.be/Rd4WOGDl8Jg We show how we installed phase 2 of our frontyard foodscape by digging out most of our grass lawn, mounding up soil for nut tree mounds and vegetable beds. In the nut mounds, we planted an all-in-one dwarf almond tree and two hazelnuts (filbert). When foodscaping our frontyard for phase one on the other... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/9r2ZY9GMhL4 We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in July. Featured throughout the video are examples of closely spaced vegetables and flowers to make the most of the space and capture as much sunlight as possible. Ways to conserve water with tight spacing and mulch are also discussed. Featured plants include tomatoes in a... Continue Reading →
https://youtu.be/dwWDLZW9e2c We show how we grow more food in less space by multicropping our annual vegetable crops. In this case, we show planting squash transplants where peas are finishing and interplant beans among finishing broccoli, cauliflower, and beats. The video also features a demonstration of how to plant a squash transplant, and tips for crop... Continue Reading →
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkRtX_0V3tc&t=2s We give a tour of our frontyard foodscape in mid June. Featured items include tomatoes that are already starting to ripen, artichokes that are ready to harvest, and lots of flowers that attract beneficial insects (bees, predatory wasps, ladybugs) while adding beauty to the foodscape (borage, marigold, amaranth, chamomile, impatiens, echinacea).
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.
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.
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 →
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 →