You are a high-altitude, short-season grower if you have less than 110 days frost free and are above 4,600 ft in elevation. You are in a short-season climate if you have less than 110 frost-free days and are growing at a mile high or higher. Your climate may have high winds, 20-30 degree temperature swings from day to night, intense sun, alkaline soils, intense sun, and varied soil conditions.
If this sounds familiar, don’t fret! Wide temperature swings and cool nights make some crops sweeter, can help keep bugs at bay, and discourage fungus and molds that plague hot humid gardens. With that being said, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter below to gain access to tips for growing in these conditions.
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These seven crucial tips will transform your gardening experience! Remember, it is totally possible to have an abundant, healthy garden in these conditions as long as you know the methods to do so.