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Is Colorado Too Cold for Homesteading? Search for Warm Microclimates — 2 Comments

  1. Careful going south from Walsenburg. About 20 miles south of there, oil companies drilled the hell out of that area; oil wells everywhere. Having lived in CO for many years, I think the lack of water can be a problem for gardening and livestock, and our growing seasons are relatively short due to the state having the highest average elevation among the states. High elevations mean big differences between daily highs and lows. I love this state, but it’s not a gardening paradise like, e.g., Oregon.

    • Thanks for the drilling info. Haven’t been there in about 15-20 years. In Colorado a greenhouse and/or cold frames are pretty much required since late and early sudden frosts are common.

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