When we moved to CO 4 years ago our neighbor had a little garden the first summer. Veggie Hubby decided we should have a garden the next year. Of course he is a city boy from DC and had no idea how to plant a garden, so I being the good ol’ southern country girl got assigned the task. I have learned here in CO that the growing season is short. Even though I’m able to start stuff from seed, the best way to plant a garden here is to buy plants from the nursery that are already at a pretty good size. We buy our plants from 2 places — Lafayette Florist in Lafayette and McGuckin Hardware in Boulder. We only have a little space on the side of our house so room for just a few plants. I’ve determined that 3 tomato plants is optimum with some lettuce & peppers and this year we planted onions. I have a small spot on the other side of the yard where I plant zucchini!
We planted our Garden Mother’s Day weekend. When we bought the plants at one place there was a warning sign that snow/frost was not officially over in CO until May 15. And of course 3-4 days later we got 6 inches of snow or more. Before the snow Veggie Hubby helped me cover the garden with tarps and a bucket 🙂
Rufus had to get his garden decoration ready as well. Of course no yard or garden is complete without a cat ridding a bike!