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Greetings from sunny Colorado

Post  walkaboutgirl on 12/4/2010, 9:38 am

Hi there. Greetings on this beautiful sunny Colorado morning.

While I'm not new to SFG (in fact I now own all three books!) but I have only really dabbled in it. I've got the grids now, though, so 2011 is the year!

I have a relatively large garden of raised beds which are now a mix of soil and compost, after 5 years. Gardening at 6300' can be really tricky, especially with lots of deer running around. We have "protected" our garden with an 8 ft. plastic grid fence for the last few years, which has made a big difference. We often get a late frost, so Memorial Day is our put-the-tomatoes-in-date, assuming walls-of-water go in too. Cool nights (lucky if we get a night over 60 degrees) make it tough for tomatoes though. We can also get an early snowfall in mid-September so it's a pretty short growing season. This year we had a really long fall, so our big successes were basil and raspberries (not SFG, but in a raised bed).

Anyway, thanks for setting up the forums and I look forward to reading lots more. Happy Gardening!

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Re: Greetings from sunny Colorado

Post  Ha-v-v on 12/4/2010, 10:03 am

Welcome to the forum !!
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Re: Greetings from sunny Colorado

Post  happyfrog on 12/4/2010, 11:06 am

welcome to the boards! i just love colorado - so beautiful there! (my husband has family there).

are you fortunate enough to have the colorado river running thru your backyard for irrigation?

can't wait to hear of your garden growing efforts come spring! Smile

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Post  camprn on 12/4/2010, 4:31 pm

glad you\'re here to the SFG Forum and HOORAY cheers to have another Zone 5 gardener! I am so glad you could join us!!! There is a lot of info in previous threads that can be found using the search feature. I am so looking forward to your gardening expertise! Cheers! bottoms up
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Re: Greetings from sunny Colorado

Post  WardinWake on 12/5/2010, 5:20 pm

@walkaboutgirl wrote: We often get a late frost, so Memorial Day is our put-the-tomatoes-in-date, assuming walls-of-water go in too. ool nights (lucky if we get a night over 60 degrees) make it tough for tomatoes though. We can also get an early snowfall in mid-September so it's a pretty short growing season.

Welcome Walkabout:

Gardening at any altitude can be a challange and and higher elevations even more so. We are looking forward to seeing posts from you on what works up there in the clouds.

God Bless, Ward and Mary
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