Perched on a hillside, our backyard garden takes the extreme Colorado elements in stride. Maybe it’s because my husband Jeremy (read more about him below) runs out during hail storms to cover the tomatoes and nestles old milk jugs full of hot water next to the most sensitive plants on cold nights, but our garden produces the most amazing organic produce around. After over fifteen years of experimenting and tweaking just about every method in the books, Jeremy has our garden pretty well dialed in. With methods like succession planting and season extending, he’s managed to make the most of growing crops in zone 5 at 6,000 feet. I’m giving him all the credit here, but I’m a few steps behind him and still have a lot to learn.
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