spring equinox

Spring Equinox 2017. Break Out of Darkness, Return to Light

It is the Spring Equinox for 2017….traditionally symbolizing the breaking out of the darkness of winter and the return of light. It’s time for longer days and an “emerging” as birds sing and buds return from sleep to waking.  In my world, it is especially significant this year, due to the symbolic darkness of this past winter on so many…

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Winter Gardens. Punxsutawney Phil. And the Promise of a Growing Dome.

Winter Gardens: The Only Suitable Response to Punxsutawney Phil The most wanted groundhog in America, maybe the most wanted groundhog in the history of mankind, makes a case for winter gardens. No other groundhog sees tens of thousands of people gathering to hear the final say on the conditions of their next six weeks. The crowds gathered on Gobbler’s Knob like…

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gardening in the snow

Gardening in the Snow in a Growing Dome

Gardening in the Snow in a Growing Dome®  If you want to see for yourself that the Growing Dome was made for winter, for gardening in the snow, in the mountains, then you have to see the pictures we received yesterday.  Here in Pagosa Springs, it won’t stop snowing. Outside continues to be gray, cold, and delivering one snow storm after…

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Winter Gardening 2017 And A Hat Tip To The Gardener

Winter Gardening 2017 Riding the Pineapple Express Well, welcome to winter gardening 2017. It’s in full swing. Here’s a picture of our most used gardening tools the past few weeks. An old beat up (but highly dependable) Chevy Silverado plow truck… an assortment of hand shovels… and we’re going to peek into a Growing Dome® to see how it’s holding up…

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winter greenhouse

Winter Crops in a Growing Dome Greenhouse

These are some of the most popular crops that can thrive all winter in a Growing Dome Leafy greens Many different kinds of Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss chard, Tatsoi, Mizuna, Bok choi, Endive, Arugula, Radicchio Root vegetables Radish, Carrot , Turnips, Swede, Rutabaga, Daikon, Parsnip  Members of the cabbage family Cabbage, Kale, Collards, Brussel Sprouts, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Kohlrabi Members of the onion family Onions, Garlic, Leeks Herbs  Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Rosemary, Marjoram, Fennel, Dill, Cilantro, Sorrel Other crops …

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fall2016newsletter

The Driver of Our Business is Delicious Organic Food

The year was 1989. My husband, Udgar, founded Growing Spaces ® with a mission to help others live a life of growing fresh food all year round. We knew that if we could do it living the “Rocky Mountain Lifestyle,” anyone could do it. As a practicing Dentist and Therapist when we met, we knew good nutrition was our medicine of…

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Sowing Seeds for Your Winter Crop

Sowing Seeds In Late Summer/Early Fall…Preparing For Winter “Dont judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”-Robert Louis Stevenson If you grow in a greenhouse… or even if you have an outdoor garden threatened by winter snow, you should be sowing seeds for your winter crops. If you sow in late August to early September*,…

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Secrets of Year Round Gardening Revealed

Secrets of Year Round Gardening Revealed: Why Growing Dome® Gardening is Unique…and Easy. Gardening in a Growing Dome is different. It’s different in a good way. It’s easy. It is not like growing outside, and compared to growing in a regular greenhouse, they are as different as night and day. Plants do grow easily in the Growing Dome. However, to…

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permaculture

Permaculture Convergence in Mancos, Colorado

Permaculture and Tending the Fires of Inspiration Permaculture isn’t really about chickens, swales, plants, energy, composting toilets, and buildings… …and this article isn’t really about permaculture. It is about how permaculture helps us design for beneficial relationships. Relationships which make the world a better place, regardless if it is between domestic fowl, comfrey, and pill bugs… …or relationships among community…

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Keep Your Greenhouse Cool In Summer

Keep Your Greenhouse Cool In Summer 7 Ways to Cool Your Growing Dome You can keep your greenhouse cool…even in the heat of summer. A greenhouse is designed to trap heat. They are bound to get hot, but you don’t want them to get too hot. What is too hot for a greenhouse? How does our 33′ Growing Dome® read…

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