We’ll Install Your Raised Garden Bed &
Help You Through the Season
We do the hard work and install it for you.
You get to eat your own delicious organic food.
We Help You Grow Delicious Organic
Food For Your Whole Family
Our Unique Gardening Method Will Save You Time
Our goal is to make gardening as easy as possible. Our method minimizes labor using a modified Square Foot method of planting—decreasing weeds, water, and space while maximizing yields.
Using our modified square foot gardening method in a raised bed eliminates the need for traditional garden rows and paths, making it easier to space your plants, rotate your crops, and plant the correct quantity for what you’ll eat! Instead of having an overabundance of one crop, a gardener can harvest several different crops a little bit every day for a salad or to cook.
Our Soil Mix Makes Life Easy
Soil health is the by far the most important factor in the success of any garden. We custom-designed our own soil mix specifically for growing in raised beds in Colorado. When starting with the existing Colorado clay, most gardeners spend on average five to seven years developing their soil to be just right.
So we fill our beds with a pre-mixed soil that’s just right on the first day. It has the correct pH, contains all the essential nutrients, minerals, and trace elements that plants need, is loose and friable, holds water, yet drains well. Most importantly, it is a good environment for microbial life to thrive – creating a soil ecosystem that is the key to a successful garden.
We Help You Through the Season
Once your gardens are planted, you will receive email tips and reminders every week through the season with all the things you need to know to be successful your first season.
If you still don’t have an answer to a question, you can call, email, or post on our Questions & Answers page to get help!
We also offer educational and maintenance garden visits so you can learn from us through the season.
Common Garden Questions
Is the Garden Organic?
Yes. We use all organic practices in our gardens.
What Vegetables Are Easiest to Grow?
Our Vegetable Selection List will give you a good idea of crops that do well in our gardens. In general, we encourage people to grow space efficient crops like greens, lettuce, root veggies, beans and peas on a trellis, and to grow fewer space hogs like broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower. Tomatoes take up a lot of space, but always do really well in our gardens! We also arrange your crops based on what will grow well as neighbors.
What About Rabbits, Dogs, and Other Pests?
Lots of people choose 2′ tall beds, which helps keep out rabbits and dogs. We also can provide a pest netting to help deter other pests like squirrels or deer.
We Go On Vacation Frequently, Is That A Problem?
No. The gardens pretty much take care of themselves. While they require some weeding, harvesting, pest control, and re-planting, leaving for weeks at a time isn’t an issue with a drip irrigation system in place. Having a neighbor or friend tend to the garden once per week is best, and we also offer maintenance visits if you need more help.
If I Don’t Like My Garden After the First Year, Can I Plant Perennial Plants in the Bed?
Yes, our soil is versatile for any plant that is suitable for our climate.
What is the installation process like?
If you are unsure about where you would like to place your garden, we offer pre-install consultations where we will help design your garden, talk through any garden issues pertaining to your site, and decide on a good location based on sun and other factors.
On the day of installation, our garden installers will arrive at your house between 9 and 11am to get started. We typically install and plant your garden in one day. If we install your garden before April, we will return mid-April to plant your garden with cold crops and then we will return again mid-May to finish planting your warm crops. You do not need to be home while we install the garden, unless you’d like to be. And if you would like to help us plant your garden, you’re welcome to join us!
What if I have a brown thumb (have never gardened)?
Most people aren’t Master Gardeners and don’t know how to grow their own food. Luckily, there is no evidence to suggest that some people are inherently better or worse at growing food. It’s simply a matter of education, patience, and practice. We make it as easy as possible, and guarantee that your garden will grow vegetables the first year.
How Much Food Will the Garden Produce?
It depends on what vegetables you choose to plant. We recommend that you choose up to 4 different crops per 4×4 bed, up to 8 different crops per 4×8 bed, and up to 12 different crops per 4×12 bed. As a popular example: one 4×8 bed can grow 2 tomato plants, 2 pepper plants, 4 kale plants, 4 sq ft of lettuce, 50 or so carrots, 30 or so beets, 2 basil plants, and 1 other herb.
How Do I Weed, Water, Fertilize, and Harvest?
After we install your garden, we will provide you with several ways to learn how to do these simple tasks. Every week you will get an email explaining a relevant garden task for your garden, so you will learn through the season. If you’re still confused, you can simply ask us!
How Often Do I Need to Water the Garden?
The garden typically needs to be watered every day during the growing season. We do our best to teach you how to judge the moisture level in your garden and adjust your irrigation as needed. We also send emails throughout the season with suggested irrigation times (typically about 10-20 minutes per day depending on the weather).
Do the Gardens Use A Lot of Water?
No. Our gardens use less water than bluegrass. Even though they are watered every day, they don’t need nearly as much water and our drip irrigation is very efficient.
What is Your Service Area?
We serve most of the Front Range of Colorado, from Fort Collins to Boulder to Denver (and everywhere in between). Our operations are located in Boulder, and we travel about 1.5 hours in every direction to install gardens.