Gardening in these neck of the woods can be difficult. But as surprising as we have found out there are fruit trees, vegetables, and many other items that do well in the climate here.
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Above Picture: Looking out to the Wind River Mountains, the Wind River flows between the line of cottonwoods that lie in the distant and the ridge horizon. This is a picture taken near our ‘old family homestead’ where I worked as a boy with Gramps and Grandma. The Pic was taken in November,not much snow as you can see. The Mountains, though, have snow!
We have cool nights and hot days during the short 4 month long growing season. The hottest times for Gardens here usually July and August, except this year we had very hot weather. This is unusually hot for us. As it has been said “if you can grow things here, then you can grow them anywhere.” We are around 5300 ft elevation with our Mountain at 9600 ft so we have both arena’s to Garden in. South of us 3 hours or so it is some 7000 ft in elevation and as was pointed out by the extension office “we can grow lots more here!”
So let us grow then,
The Editor n Chief
Western Garden Survivalist