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Winter Vegetable Harvest: Episode 5

It’s winter vegetable harvest time, and we hope to make it a holiday tradition. The long awaited snow and winter cold has finally arrived in Southwest Colorado, but our lush garden in the 15′ Growing Dome continues to produce yummy, nutrient-dense greens. The longer season crops we planted in October are also coming along nicely, and we should have some…

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s greetings! What is this season? A time of turning … turning toward snowboots and scrapers and bundling up to scrape snow off the solar panels and help Udgar mount the plow.  The smell of wood smoke nurtures my sense of gratitude for our Rocky Mountain home and the outdoor life we get to live. This too is a time…

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mold, mildew, greenhouse, Growing Spaces, mold prevention

Breaking the Mold

Mold and mildew are both types of fungi that grow best in warm, humid environments. Most fungi reproduce and spread via spores. Spores emerge from fruiting bodies of fungi and are most commonly dispersed via breeze or transported by water. Much like plant seeds, spores can survive environmental conditions that aren’t conducive to fungi growth, only to begin growing when…

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Thinning Vegetable Crops: Episode 4

Welcome back to the 15′ Growing Dome! We are glad you’ve decided to join us again.  Following along with our project will continue to provide you with valuable gardening tips and information, as well as show how, really, anyone can grow fresh, nutritious food in a Growing Dome, all year round! Thinning vegetable crops is a very important step gardeners…

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Puja Dhyan Parsons Growing Spaces Owner

Living in Gratitude this Season

As I begin this Newsletter greeting, I was just watching wild turkeys outside our window scratching for food. I always feel wonder that they return every year and surround our cabin with their good energy, reminding me of the pilgrims and Native American’s offering gratitude. I am preparing a surprise turkey dinner for a friend and I am glad to enjoy…

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Celebrating Growth in the 15′ Growing Dome: Episode 3

  Welcome back to the 15′ Growing Dome! The Growing Spaces team is excited to share how well all of our cool season crops are growing, even as the weather continues to get colder and the days get shorter here in Pagosa Springs, CO. November is the time of year when most everyone is putting their gardens to bed, but…

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Growing Spaces Grant Winner Eva’s Village Gets Growing

Click on the images below to view larger photos. We are very excited to announce the completion of the 26′ Growing Dome for the 2014 Growing Spaces Third Place Grant Winners – Eva’s Village. The innovative homeless shelter greenhouse is located next door to Eva’s Village at Wayne Auto Spa owned by Rob Burke. The new indoor garden will produce…

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Planting Seeds in October: Episode 2

It’s October 1st, and we’re planting seeds! At the beginning of our new project in the 15′ Growing Dome, we heavily amended the soil in the outer growing beds, where we direct seeded many greens and vegetables.  As we constructed a new interior bed to increase growing space with the goal of maximizing production in mind, all of the soil…

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Maximizing Food Production in a Growing Dome: Pilot

The Growing Spaces team has started a new project here at our Pagosa Springs office, and we want you to join us in our pursuit! As the warm growing season came to a close here in the Rocky Mountains, the Growing Spaces team started to plan a winter garden for the 15′ Growing Dome greenhouse here at Growing Spaces.  Since…

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A Quick Guide to Starting and Transplanting Vegetables

To maximize yield in the Growing Dome it is helpful to start some vegetable crops outside of the raised beds in pots or flats while you are still harvesting mature crops from the raised beds. These “starts” can then be transplanted into the raised beds once the mature crops have been exhausted. This is a permaculture technique called “time stacking”…

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