newbie: OG at 7200' z5 90da grow season

Arroyo(z4b Taos NM)August 12, 2005

Anybody growing OG under these or similar conditions found in Taos, NM or Cheyenne, WY who can provide advice as what does and doesn't work?

Cool season Calamagrostis acutiflora Karl Foerster works well here. Other OG that I have seen are often in protected patios. My situation involves exposure to dessicating winds.

Plan to use Indian Grass and Little Bluestem seed for large areas and plants for show areas in front of house and studio.


7200' elevation


day-night temp fluctuations of 30-40 degrees

12 inches annual rainfall/supplemented by an efficient drip system

growing season as short as 90 days (often longer but never guaranteed) -- people put out tomatoes in June and hope they don't see an early September frost

surrounded by blue/gray Big Sage



Here is a link that might be useful: Arroyo Gardening

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Sounds like going native is the way to succeed in that area. Little Bluestem is an excellent grass!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 2:12PM
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