The Scoop on Soil Testing

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:  When and how should I test my soil? A:  In a new garden, the value of soil testing lies in establishing a baseline on soil salts, phosphorus, potassium, pH, Read More

The Power of Decluttering

  It’s clear, now more than ever, that waste is a hot topic in our culture. From minimalism to declutter blogs, we all seem to be sick of stuff but also instinctively drawn to it. There’s just something about the comfort of things. JamesClear.com writes about this tendency called the Diderot Effect. Once you purchase Read More

What to expect in my garden throughout the seasons

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 expect in my garden throughout the seasons?   Essential tasks are listed in green. Several tasks are unnecessary annually, such as pruning, dividing and transplanting.  While Read More

Gifts From You To Your Garden

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 Gifts From You To Your Garden I’m doing things a bit differently this December. For one, no Q & A. Every few years, in December, we’ve dealt with gifts for Read More

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

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