Growing Plants on the Ranch

We have been full-time residents here on the Ranch now for almost 2 years.  Moving here from MN we figured we would be able to continue the gardening we had back in MN. Well, thanks to Bob Dye we learned gardening is way different here.

Soil Temperature must be kept warm.  We have intense sunshine, but the evening temps go low.  The ability to enclose your growing area is important for the following reasons:

  • Hail is your enemy, so keep a roof over your crop
  • Deer love what you are trying to grow, so do the cows.  We opted for an electric fence

Don't expect "bumper" crops, but with proper care and mountain growing education, you can surely get some homegrown goodness if you put forward the effort.