VEGETABLES & FRUITS GROWN
AT HIGH ELEVATION
Our high-altitude garden was started in 2017 at 9,000 feet in the Colorado Rockies. With three years experience growing at this altitude, I certainly do not consider myself an expert. But, when we started our garden adventure here we searched for as much information we could find about high altitude gardening. We wanted to know what to expect, which vegetables & fruits would or would not grow here. We had difficulty finding the information we wanted.
Even though I had some doubts about some veggies I’d grown previously at our lower location, I was stubborn enough to try some things here using what seemed to be cold-hardy varieties suitable for a short season. We wanted to try some berries, and had difficulty finding out what would or would not grow. With little information behind us, we planted what we thought would grow and produce fruit.
WHAT GROWS, WHAT DOESN’T
Three years later, we have some results to share regarding what we’ve tried, and what has succeeded or failed, either outdoors or in the greenhouse. These pages provide our observations about the various vegetables and varieties we’ve tried. Hopefully this information will help gardeners new to high altitude gardening.
Completed pages will have links–no links mean the pages haven’t been written yet.
BEANS: Bush Beans – Snap and Dry beans
BERRIES: Blueberries, Goji Berries, Raspberries, Strawberries
GREENS: Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard
PEPPERS: Hot or Sweet
ROOT VEGETABLES: Beets, Carrots, Radishes, Rutabagas, Turnips
ZUCCHINI & WINTER SQUASH