State by State Guide to Rocky Mountain Gardening

Discover the state-by-state challenges of Rocky Mountain gardening — from poor soils and high elevation to extreme temperature variation and short growing seasons.

Rocky Mountains
Gardening becomes increasingly more challenging the higher the elevation, and the cool summer nights, short growing seasons, and poor soils make gardening at elevations above 7,000 to 8,000 feet very difficult.
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