Ponds in the desert. ALSO: Know your tomato types—determinate and indeterminate; the virtues of Umbellifers.
—by Alice Toler
During the growing season, 30% or more of landfill waste is organic yard refuse. Home composting of yard and garden trimmings eases landfill problems and "recycles" these organics into a valuable soil amendment. The benefits of using compost as a soil amendment include increasing soil tilth, fertility, water holding capacity, aeration and drainage.
Books to help your garden grow.
—by Adele Flail
This year's planting guide reflects some of the changes occurring in the city garden, such as the popularity of raised beds, intensive planting and trellising. Sponsored by Wasatch Community Gardens.
With an average temperature of only 31 degrees, Feburary doesn’t jump to the top of most people’s lists as a gardening month. If you’re planning on starting your vegetable plants from seed, though, this is the time to start many types of seeds indoors. Here’s a handy guide for when to start some common veggies.
When you first step through the gate, the rectangle of dead weeds and road base looks like any other leftover space in the city, a place where the tabs and slots of city planning never quite aligned during the tetrising of gas station and stockyard, store and coffee house—another blind-eye/eye-sore, an unintentional gap in the productive spaces of the city.
Autumn teaches the gardener to honor the need for rest and renewal, in ourselves and in the soil. October is a time to thank the garden for its bounty by cleaning it and returning something to the soil as an offering. These are the final jobs at the end of the gardening year.
The Conservation Garen Park gives visitors a hands-on method of demonstrating the principles of water conservation that is so fun it doesn't feel like work. Plus: Lauren Springer Ogden, author of Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens, visits the park.
Day by day in the home, garden and sky.
New and updated!
This year’s planting guide reflects some of the changes occurring in the city garden. With the popularity of raised beds, intensive planting and trellising, the old planting charts that recommend planting 200 feet of lima beans in rows two feet apart are not so useful.