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newbie: OG at 7200' z5 90da grow season

Posted by Arroyo z5 Taos NM (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 12, 05 at 20:37

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.

Conditions:
7200' elevation
z5
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

thanks
Joel

Here is a link that might be useful: Arroyo Gardening


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RE: newbie: OG at 7200' z5 90da grow season

  • Posted by pezhead z8 Portland OR (My Page) on
    Tue, Aug 16, 05 at 14:12

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


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