Sunday, June 22, 2014

And We're Off!

So, snake-apalooza cleared out this week and I was able to sow my new plot.  
(Is sow the right word? I'm not really up on official farm lingo but I'm trying to keep it classy here...)

If you take a look around, you might pick up on the fact that everyone else's plots are greener than mine at this point in the season. Perhaps I'm a little late to the party?

I have to admit, I was feeling a little insecure about my brown mud pile amidst all the green when I went out to water tonight.

I have never gardened in Colorado, and I'm committed to not reading one single thing about it. My inner nerd needs to take a vacation and not turn this into "LGG Colorado: the PhD Dissertation." I don't want this to overwhelm me. 

So, I got a few seeds and plants that, according to the back of the packages might work out under current weather circumstances. Beyond that, plant, water and pray is the plan.

So! Here's what we're working with, mid-June along the Front Range.

A nice cilantro plant. I love cilantro and I've always wanted to grow it.

A peppermint plant...also a love of mine. Can't wait to make sauces and drinks!

And scattered about the plot:
  • basil seeds
  • 2 corn seed varieties
  • rainbow swiss chard seeds
  • 2 squash seed varieties
  • honeydew melon seeds
I decided to splurge on organic plants and seeds this time. I don't judge anyone for not doing this. I gardened several seasons with conventional seeds and plants and I definitely enjoyed the prices more. So if that's what you're doing, carry on and enjoy a nice ad-free Pandora subscription for me this month with the cheese you saved. 

Anyway, can you imagine all this growing into hot bounty for my kitchen?!  I KNOW!

Ooh...check out what I found upon closer inspection.

A promising beginning week! Let's see what happens.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

LGG is Back!

Hello again friends! I'm so excited to announce the official resurrection of Lisa's Green Garden. We're back!

I never knew what would happen to this blog when I left it. I was always sad that, like my gardening, it had come to an end, for...who knew how long.

But as all farmers know everything that lives and breathes (and has a URL) experiences winter.

And then before you know it, new life springeth forward...

and you have a new garden!

It, like me, is now located in Ft. Collins, Colorado. I'm very happy here. Ft. Collins is an amazing city. And finding an apartment complex with a garden onsite felt like divine intervention.

Beautiful Downtown Ft. Collins!

If you know me you know I don't like to rush much so you can guess which plot in the garden is mine.

I'm excited to share its plastic tarp beginnings with you because I'm so excited of all that's to come.

There is a quiet magic in this space. Yes, the magic of the fresh Rocky Mountain air and the pretty pond that's next to it is part of it.

LGG is lucky to operate next to this amazing pond.
I come here and quietly marvel at the world almost every evening.

But also it's the magic of the unknown. Of all that is now, and all that is to come.

Colorado is the 3rd state I've farmed in. I'm intrigued by the soil, and the high altitude factors. Like intense sunlight, and different temperatures. New critters to meet (and beat).

I'm thinking greens, tomatoes, and herbs. Stay tuned...