Many parts of the intermountain region are at
elevations exceeding 5,000 feet. It's possible to have a bountiful
garden at high elevations, but it's a bit more challenging.
Vegetables that thrive in cool weather are particularly recommended for
high elevation gardening. Try red beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots,
Chinese cabbage, and kale. Also try kohlrabi, lettuce, peas, potatoes,
radishes, spinach, Swiss chard, turnips and onions, to name just a few.
In high altitude regions, we need to think of ways to extend the
gardening season. As mentioned last time, hot caps, walls-of-water, row
covers and hot beds are just a few of the methods we can use in addition
to planting vegetables and flowers best-suited for our area.
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