Cold frames are miniature greenhouses that allow for a longer growing season at higher altitudes.
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Mud season has arrived in Colorado’s high country, which lasts from the first spring melt until the snow is gone. With the record snowfall this season, it could take until early June to melt. Short season gardening in the mountains is challenging but does have some advantages if you know what to grow and how to grow it.
With the onset of spring, everything seems to be blooming at once along the northern Front Range. Below are some plants that bloom early in the season to provide a mosaic of diverse shapes and colors for your garden.
The binding qualities of shredded mulch are ideal for windswept areas.
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Mulches evenly maintain moisture and temperature in the soil. They're also used to prevent weed growth. Contrary to what you might think, a variety of both inorganic and organic mulches are commonly used in the garden, albeit for different reasons.
Plants should have strong leaves and side branches to ensure a successful transplant.
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Starting with healthy, vigorous plants is the key to a successful garden. Whether you buy your starter plants at the grocery, a big box store or your local garden center it’s important to be selective.