Do I need to water during the winter

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: Do I really need to water during the winter?  A: Easy answer – definitely! High winds, dry air, low humidity, wide temperature changes, low precipitation, and fluctuating temperatures are normal Read More

Unearth the Turf: Outdoor Water Savings

So, you’ve decided to cut back on your indoor water use – by upgrading your toilet, swapping out showerheads, shutting off the faucets when brushing, and however else possible. That’s great, but Coloradans on average use about 50 percent of their water outdoors on a yearly basis. For perspective, visualize a long trip across the Read More

First Frost Alert: What should I do for my plants?

“Help! I just planted my Fall garden. The first freezing temperatures are approaching! What do I do?!” Stay calm! All of your Garden In A Box plants are “hardened off”. This means they have been acclimatized to strong sunlight, wind, temperature fluctuations, and they have a thicker “skin” ready for life in the ground. In Read More

How To Put Your Garden In A Box To Bed For Winter

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: How should I prepare my Garden In A Box for Winter? A: In general, putting the garden to bed involves cleaning up messes, cutting back and dividing plants, fall planting, Read More

Tales of Turf Removal: Part 3

Beverly, a Thornton resident, decided to embark on her very first turf replacement project this year. Even though she ran into a few unforeseen challenges along the way, she is already planning to convert another section of lawn. Beverly’s enthusiasm and love for her new garden is infectious. Learn more about some of the successes and Read More

Celebrating Pollinator Appreciation Month

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: What can I do to protect pollinators? A: Did you know that more than 150 food crops in the U.S. depend on pollinators? These include insects, birds, small mammals, bees Read More

Harvesting Veggies: One of the Joys of Summer

Ask Miss Jean!   Jean Lovell, long-time Resource Central volunteer and former master gardener, tackles your gardening questions! Submit your question(s) for Miss Jean to: GardenInfo@ResourceCentral.org Q: My vegetable garden is going gangbusters these days; how do I keep up with it? A: Home-grown vegetables are more nutritious and taste better than those from the supermarket, which Read More

Boulder Nonprofit Requesting Tool Donations

BOULDER, CO  – Families with extra garden tools or unneeded power tools are encouraged to donate them for community members in need. Resource Central, a conservation-focused nonprofit based in Boulder, encourages community members to donate them at its building materials reuse facility at 6400 Arapahoe in Boulder. Tools in good condition will be made available Read More

Measuring Rain for Science!

  Whether it’s for your garden, or your rain barrel, it’s always good to know how much rain you actually received.  Rainfall is extremely variable; as you’ve probably witnessed, it could be raining across the street but not on you.  You may also know that the amount reported on the news comes from Denver International Airport Read More