Located at the base of Buckhorn Mountain at 6700' elevation, Buckhorn Gardens is a small, organic vegetable farm 13mi. south of Montrose, Colorado. Our farm is an active part of a 12,000 acre ranch; however, we only manage 3 acres with intensive vegetable gardening.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The greens just keep on coming. This week we started to harvest some greens from outside. We were a little worried after about 5 minutes of a heavy hail storm on Tuesday, but most everything still looked great. For the last 4 weeks most of our veggies have been coming from Polaris (we finally named our first high tunnel, which is on the north side). The next few weeks we will be phasing out the cool season crops from in the high tunnel and start harvesting them from outside. However, we still have a few veggies in Polaris that have just started to produce, like snow and snap peas which we will have this week and carrots for possibly next week.

As for the rain, well we wish it rained like this more often! We have spent the rainy days planting in the greenhouses. In the dome we transplanted some citrus trees, planted our honey fig and some hot peppers. We also trellised our melons which already have baby melons! Mars is completely filled with tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil,okra, sweet potatoes, more melons, pole beans, cucumbers and some squash. In Polaris we have transplanted artichokes and now we need to start taking out the spinach and other greens to make room for more melons and tomatoes. In between the rain showers we planted over 180 strawberries, transplanted more tatsoi and mizuna and of course weeded. Any volunteers to help weed?

1 comment:

  1. Saw your Peak moment video just now. I love what you're doing there. I am trying to do something similar with my parent's farm here in NW Alberta Canada. I've actually been in contact with Puja at Growing Spaces too, as I am hoping to distribute their domes here.

    Peace and comfort.