A Front Yard Gardener's Tales and Adventures

Saturday, April 3, 2010

March in Colorado / Fence / Photos of starters

Sappho has already figured out the fence. Kelsey's belly is just higher than the snow. She is investigating something hidden underneath the snow.

We had two snow storms that dumped about a foot each in late March. Check out how heavy the snow is. The fence around the garlic/shallot patch barely held up. That picture was taken on March 24th, the day after the second big snow. The picture of the plants (we bought them at the Growing Garden's Plant Sale) was taken four days later on the 28th. It was 63 degrees that day, 79 degrees the next day. How quickly the weather chances here in Colorado!

I bought the twine for $3 at McGuckins and the stacks at Resource for $2. We spent about $25 on starters, $10 on seeds at the Plant Sale.

Today was the first farmer's market of the year. We bought some beets, shallots, onions, eggs, starter's from Bunny ($3), and breakfast.


  1. I haven't heard of the Ginormous plant sale for this year- has it been canceled?


  2. Nope, go to their website: growinggardens.org.
    There are three plant sales (perhaps no longer Ginormous): May 1, May 8, May 15. This year it is located in the greenhouse at the Hawthorn Gardens.