I hope members will share how they cope, as gardeners, over winter in the Rockies. Do you continue to garden indoors or use winter time to plan next year's garden? How does the gardener in you survive winter in the Rockies?
To start, I awoke to 12 degrees outside this morning, went and checked the hoophouse, and it was 40 in there. I know, now, I need to add another heater to supplement the little milk house heater and oscillating fan. I have a Sunheat brand electric heater that I will put out there, today. The condensation on the plastic this morning was frozen but the plants were okay. Whew!
Picture is a squash plant that was hit with frost. I removed the blackened leaves, transplanted it into a pot, and it's bearing now, in the hoophouse. I put a bottle of sugar/yeast/water out there yesterday to start fermenting to add some Co2 for the plants.