GROWING FOOD AT 9,000 FEET
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 can apply at any location.
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.
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.
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.