We love having a vegetable garden that can provide enough food to last the whole year. We freeze, root cellar, can, and eat fresh the produce we grow. We also save our own seeds from our best produce in order to create our own strains that produce well in our climate and gardens. We also enjoy our berry and herb (kitchen and medicinal) gardens, as well as growing fruit trees.
When we lived up in the high-altitude Rockies, we used the square-foot gardening/intensive gardening approach to gardening and did it with raised beds that were terraced. These methods worked well in the cold climate and with the steep terrain.
In 2021 we moved to the High Plains of eastern Colorado. We are working to build new gardens and orchards at the new farm. It is a very different climate with different challenges, and we are learning new methods to grow successfully at the new location. We plan to continue with intensive gardening methods, but using raised rows instead. Our goal is to have a small-scale year-round vegetable garden within the next couple of years.
Read more about our garden by clicking the sidebar menu “More About Our: Gardening.”
To read our series on High-Altitude Cold-Climate Gardening, click on the link in the sidebar Categories menu titled “High-Altitude Cold-Climate Gardening Series.”