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Old 04-05-2011, 12:46 PM   #1
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Hi everyone. I'm renting a house and we have a garden that is on the east side of the house. It's currently overgrown with weeds, but I really want to make use of it this summer. I'd like to grow some veggies or fruit. Any suggestions? I live in Denver, so we're at a high altitude and probably haven't had the last frost yet. Days in the summer are usually hot and dry, and nights are very cool.

I'd love some suggestions!!

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What kind of sunlight does it get?

Radishes and onions grow pretty quick.

Till that area up, add some mushroom compost or a garden mix (found at the local nursery).

Plant fertilize and you are good to go.

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Don't forget peas...the ones with the edible pods. At our house they don't make it into the house..the kids just stand there and eat. They prefer cooler weather so you can plant those as soon as you can work the soil, don't worry about last frost for that crop. Enjoy your gardening!!
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My grandma had the best garden ever at her home (in Aurora). She had everything at one point in time. Corn, zucchini, carrots, strawberries, rhubarb, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, radishes, onions, beets, cabbage (or lettuce or both I dont remember), watermelons, pumpkins. Basically anything you want you can grow! Well... I dont know if she had honeydew or cantaloupe ever, or kiwi... dont try to get too exotic I guess.

She was always battling with birds and squirrels on her strawberries though. Kind of a PITA, but so yummy to have some homemade strawberry ice cream in the summer!
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