Wordless Wednesday: 2011 Garden
Using my 10 x 12 hobby greenhouse, I do my best to garden at least a little from our high-altitude home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Living at 8,200 feet above sea level, with such a short growing season, growing vegetables isn’t easy.
We pick fresh salads every night. Leafy greens? Those I can grow.
I'm the only person I know who struggles to grow zucchini. The greenhouse means having to pollinate by hand, and if you don't to it right, the first day the female blossom opens, you've failed from the get-go. So far, we've only had 1 female blossom open at the same time as 1 male blossom.
The top tier bed features (front to back) peppers, kale, spinach, lettuce. All doing great. The bottom tier (not shown) has some pathetic green beans, tiny ochra, and tiny squash plants that likely won't produce much if at all.
We had a few tomatoes ripen early. Now, we're hoping all the green ones ripen up before first frost.
I got the idea about using staw bales as planting beds from Attainable Sustainable. It didn't work well for me. These are 2-month old squash. Teeny tiny.
I felt better when Attainable Sustainable posted about straw bale gardening failure there too, and we’re talking Hawaii … entirely different (and I’d argue better) climate.
Do tell … how is your garden doing this year?