Insider Tips From A Denver Gardening Pro
Gardening in Colorado comes with a unique set of challenges. Between our clay-heavy soil and our seriously dry climate, getting anything other than weeds to poke up out of the ground takes some special know-how. Host Bree Davies sits down with gardening enthusiast Ann Marie Awad to answer Denver’s most pressing gardening questions directly from you, our listeners! Ann Marie covers everything from from how to raise tomatoes in plots surrounded by concrete to where to get free and cheap supplies to keep your urban gardens healthy year-round.
A few places & things Ann Marie mentioned:
- Wompost: Women-Owned Composting
- City of Denver mulch giveaway happening May 6
- Nick’s Garden Center
- CSU Extension guide to ground cover
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