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.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Strawberry plants mulched in fresh hay and leaves.

The Dome is stocked with goodness! Potatoes are eyeing out, tomatoes are bursting through their cells, and transplants are ready to go into the ground. It's Spring at Buckhorn:)!
We are working long days this month, enjoying all the flowering, transplanting, and tilling. Just one more month until the Montrose market and we can't wait! Two of our interns Aaron, and Gerber left two weeks ago. A new flush of interns are expected to arrive within the next two months, just in time for all the wonderful harvesting we will be doing.

Here are a few pictures of the progress!

Many of the fruit trees are starting to flower. This is one of the beautiful plums and we just love these flowers, not to mention their fragrance! We will be experiencing a cold weekend this week, we are hoping these suckers will hang in there. We will be moving the chicken this week to the orchard so that they can start scratching all the wonderful grass under the fruit trees. They will love a new home:)

We are working on irrigation, slowing but surely. This has to be one of the trickiest parts of any farm, but when you have a good system, you have good food.

The Winter Rye. I want to sleep in a bed of rye! As a cover crop, the rye has done a wonderful job keeping down the weeds. We will till the rye beds in for warm season crops when we start planting.

Make sure to check out our Summer CSA information, we still have shares available. If you do not get a share, be sure to visit us at the Montrose market that starts in May and then the Telluride and Ridgway markets starting in June!!!!!


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