When you see someone who has integrated gardening into their lifestyle in a way that is wildly successful AND effortless, you just have to ask them how they did it!
Meet Karla from Denver, Colorado. She works LONG hours and lives in the mountains with highly unpredictable weather. But she doesn’t let anything stand in her way when it comes to growing healthy food and nourishing her soul.
This year, she experienced her best harvest yet despite cold snaps and heat waves. So much so that she is giving away hundreds of pounds of produce! What made the difference? I’ll let Karla tell her own story… And by the way, she’s a garden superhero!
This web site is really a walk-through for all of the info you wanted about this and didn’t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and you’ll definitely discover it.
Thank you for the positive feedback, Sue! I hope your goal for sharing with your local food bank comes to fruition! My garden is indeed my oasis of beauty and peace in the evenings, and it is lovely to have this happy place to go after work. Glad your garden is the same for you!! 🙂
Loved this interview. I felt like I was chatting with friends. Thank you Karla and Stacey
Karla – forgive me for sending my message meant for you to Martha. You are so enthusiastic and inspiring and I admire that you can grow enough for yourself and have enough to donate too. I’ve learned from the good tips you pass on. Glad you’re in our club!
Karla is referring to information she learned in our Harvest Club from a special guest who specializes in growing fruit trees. If you’re in Harvest Club the replay is inside your member’s portal. 🙂
Carla-why do you not want to drip line fruit trees?
Thank you Karla. You have inspired me to grow more for food banks. My mind is in overdrive as to how I can make my small section be super productive so I can give to those who need it. I am in New Zealand where we are in the middle of summer. Is hot and dry where we are but my garden is thriving because like you it is my happy place to go in the evenings.
I had black aphids on my cherry tree. Even tho I had Lady Bugs on the mint planted near the tree, the Lady Bugs didn’t seem to want the black aphids. That was discouraging. Going to try to do better this year.
I feel ya on the aphids! I had quite a lot last year also. It’s really nice to have the resources of Harvest Club to combat these things and the community of people to share what worked for them. And their stories are so inspiring, it always makes me want to jump up and go to the garden. Except it’s winter here, so I’ll have to store the inspiration with the seeds in the cooler until spring, lol! 😉
So inspiring! I’ve been growing for a few years now and it’s so great to hear stories of other growers and get re inspired to get back in my garden.
That was a fun interview. It’s a funny thing when you listen to others who have made the same blunders, and how the results change with a little or a lot of tweaking.
Nice job ladies!
I have a good sized garden with no beds
I grow mostly greens but the last 2 years I get lots of bugs especially aphids it’s very discouraging I feel like I’ve tried everything I live in bc canada