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|April 3, 2012||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: I live in the San Miguel River canyon near Telluride Colorado. I live at 7,400 feet elevation.
USDA Zone: 4b
New climate for me! Seed suggestions please!
Hello ALL! I have not been on here in like close to a year!! I ended up moving from Telluride Colorado where I gardened at 7,400 ft on the red rock cliffs to a coastal climate in far Northern California. In some ways the climates is similar in that cool weather plants work well. The differences are the moisture-they have it here! And also the length of the season-long cool season here in N Cali. I am interested in your suggestions for specific heirloom varieties that work here. I am going to try some of my cooler tolerant tomatoes that worked in Colorado. I have been told that tomato plants turn black here? What would that be and whats resistant? I do have a sun room where I plan to grow some tomatoes in pots. I also know the basics like greens and brassicas will do well here. I do have some Oregon Sweet Meat squash given to me by a local. What are some suggestions for specific varietes for other "warm weather" things like beans, squash, peppers, sweet corn ect for the cool coastal climate? I have lots of things to trade if you've got some rockin coastal climate seeds! Lemme know!
FUTURE POST-TOMATO RESULTS:
I will soon be writing a thread about my findings growing many different varieties of tomatoes in a high altitude, cooler climate last summer, in containers and in the earth. And also which varieties were brought in to grow inside for the fall and winter. Several friends helped me with this project and it was really fun to see what could be done with tomatoes in a place where you aren't supposed to be able to grow tomatoes!! Think outside the box folks! Interesting findings there! I have seed from a lot of those varietes but some the purity of exact variety is in question. Some are likely crossed since I came home and tons of things were blooming. The two that I know are pure are Cream Sausage and Black Prince as they were planted away from everything else. Talk to ya soon!
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