GROWING FOOD AT 9,000 FEET

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Our High Elevation Vegetable Garden, at just under 9,000 feet elevation, was started in the Spring of 2017. While our focus here at HIGH COUNTRY LIVING will be growing food at high elevation, there will be a great deal of general gardening tips that will apply at any location. 

GARDENING HISTORY

To start off and get an idea of where we're coming from, please read a little of our GARDENING HISTORY. This photo shows our first garden in our former location.

CHOOSING THE GARDEN SITE

Our new garden was in the planning stages for several months, starting with CHOOSING THE GARDEN SITE. All of our careful planning paid off, and we've reaped the reward of a successful garden.

OUTDOOR GARDEN

After choosing the best location, we built our raised beds with hoop framework to protect from mountain climate and pests. We grow what grows best in our climate OUTDOOR GARDEN, and save the more tender plants to grow in the greenhouse.

GREENHOUSE

We can't grow everything we want to outdoors--not even in the summer months. We've added a GREENHOUSE to grow the most tender plants in the summer and a variety of things throughout the winter months.

MOUNTAIN CLIMATE & GROWING ZONES

Mountain climates can be different from one hill or meadow to the next. OUR CLIMATE and GROWING ZONE determines what we can and cannot grow.

THE FOOD WE GROW

The past three years we have tried to grow several things, either outdoors or in the greenhouse. See our VEGETABLES & FRUITS GROWN.