Don Eversoll, entrepreneur and gardener, has published a new guide to gardening. He shares his down-to-earth wisdom and garden secrets learned from his grandmother and years of practice in the Ft. Collins, Colorado area. He also shares his sense of stewardship for the land and community while taking the reader step-by-step through the gardening processes from the ground up. His gardening tips are handy for the novice as well as the expert. This is meant to be a workbook and guide as you discover the secrets of your own gardens.
"Don Eversoll packs a lifetime of learning and observation into 100 must-read pages that will entertain and educate his readers in a most delightful way."
"From the sharing and caring 'country kinship' his grandparents found with their rural neighbors, to the unique insight into raising heirlooms, this is truly one for all ages of gardeners."
- Dick Dunn
For great protection from the elements (like a late frost, etc), use those walls ’0 water around your tomatoe plants. They capture the daytime heat, then release it into the plants to keep the ground temps high, and the ambient above 55 degrees.
Doggone it, but it looks like this spring and summer could be another dry year in the West and Midwest. So don’t forget to try drip irrigation down each row of your vegetable garden this year. Buy some cheap PVC pipe, drill some holes about 8″ apart, insert drip regulators in each, and lay it [...]
GO FOR THE RED. That’s not necessarily a cheer for the Huskers, but a tip for using red plastic around your tomatoes instead of black. Word is that red reflects more of the sun’s beneficial rays into your plants, than black. Cut a circle about 24-inches wide, then cut out room for the plant in the [...]
Nope, it’s not too early to start tomato plants indoors from seed. I started 52 yesterday, most of them Cherokee Purple, my favorite, plus some Beef Steak, Nature’s Riddle, and a few Black Krim. Two sets of grow lights hang over the trays, 4 inches above the top of the pots. I use 3″ peat [...]
Word is getting out about Don Eversoll’s book “Secrets From My Grandma’s Garden” and the forthcoming book “Secrets From My Grandma’s Kitchen.” Reporter Pat Ferrier of the Fort Collins Coloradoan recently sat down with Eversoll for a quick Q & A session: Q: You have just come out with a book “Secrets From My Grandma’s [...]