ISO veggies that grow well in Montana :)

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Steph in MT, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Steph in MT

    Steph in MT Well-Known Member

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    Hello all~
    It's just beginning to snow here and I'm chomping at the bit to plan my first summer veggie garden here. Recently moving from zone 10 where I could grow anything year round, I look forward to the challenge of gardening in zone 3/4.
    I recently learned that elephant garlic doesn't do well in freezing temps... :waa: I'd love to get reccomendations of veggies others have grown and have been pleased with. The seed catalogs have so many choices it makes my head spin. :eek: I garden organically and like the idea of heirloom and non-hybrid varieties. Thanks in advance for any and all suggestions!
    Steph
     
  2. shadowwalker

    shadowwalker Well-Known Member

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    Folks, I lived in casper,wyoming. I grew elephant garlic-came up for three years in a row from first planting, cayenne, poblamos, sweet, banana, habanaros-peppers, aspaurgras, blackberry, rasberry, elderberry, gooseberry, crookneck, zuccinni, patty pan, acorn, blue hubbard-squashes, black crimm, yellow pear, betterboy, lemon, grape-tomatoes, any carrots, rutabaga's. and I could go on.
    Don't worry about freezing your garlic winters got to -26 with wind. shadowwalker
     

  3. WV Rebel

    WV Rebel Well-Known Member

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    Please go here and check out all the goodies in your area.

    http://www.foodforeveryone.org/faq/index.php?page=index_v2&id=191&c=39

    ESPECIALLY HERE. This guy can be found on this site, too. He is my most recent mentor. He's out there in SLC, Utah. I read about this on another site from a fellow named Calvin. It was one of the best advices I have ever taken.

    I hope this helps you. There are wealths of information there.
     
  4. sisterpine

    sisterpine Goshen Farm Supporter

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    Go to seedtrust.com they have high altitude old fashioned seeds that do very well here in montana!
     
  5. WV Rebel

    WV Rebel Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I'd say, "I start champing at the bit as soon as my plants start the wilt, in the Fall." So I know what you mean, Steph.
     
  6. Steph in MT

    Steph in MT Well-Known Member

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    Hello all~
    Thanks for the suggestions! Those are all great websites. I couldn't find "seedtrust" but I found "seedstrust" and figured that must be the place! I'll be ordering my seeds soon! :)
    About my elephant garlic; I had to leave town for about a week due to a family emergency and the temps were getting down to 18* or so at night while I was gone. When I pulled them most had black mushy spots that I guessed might've been from freezing? I think there are a few I'll be able to salvage~ hope so as I've been growing new generations of this garlic for at least 10 yrs. I've kinda gotten attached to it. :)
    Hope all have a great day!
    Steph