Perched on a hillside, our backyard garden takes the extreme Colorado elements in stride. Maybe it’s because my husband Jeremy (read more about him above) runs out during hail storms to cover the tomatoes and nestles old milk jugs full of hot water next to the most sensitive plants on cold nights, but our garden produces the most amazing organic produce around. After over fifteen years of experimenting and tweaking just about every method in the books, Jeremy has our garden pretty well dialed in. With methods like succession planting and season extending, he’s managed to make the most of growing crops in zone 5 at 6,000 feet. I’m giving him all the credit here, but I’m a few steps behind him and still have a lot to learn.
- We want to minimize our family’s exposure to chemical pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers.
- A 2018 study linked a diet high in organic fruits and vegetables to a reduced risk of lymphoma and post-menopausal breast cancer. With a family history of cancer, it makes even more sense to grow our own organic produce.
- According to a 2014 review, organic produce may deliver more antioxidants than conventionally grown produce.
- There’s nothing like a fresh organic vegetable straight from the garden. It’s incredible! You’ll have to plant your own garden and taste for yourself.
What is Umbel Organics?
We’re a husband and wife team dedicated to helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. From organic gardening how-to’s to creating a natural, non-toxic home, we share our best tips, recommendations and products to green up your life.
Whether you’re starting an organic garden, want to reduce plastic waste in the kitchen or are greening up your skincare routine, we can help. We cover topics ranging from how to maximize a small garden space to our favorite clean deodorant to zero waste bathroom solutions. If you want information that’s backed by research and lots of testing, you’ve come to the right place!