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 the team receives many phone calls and email inquiries about how to maximize food production in all sizes of Growing Dome, we thought it would be a good idea to work towards maximizing food production in the 15′, the smallest size Growing Dome available. As we strive towards the goal of maximum food production and space utilization in only 150 square feet, we invite you to join us as we experience growing successes and work through varied challenges.
In order to demonstrate how a new Growing Dome owner would begin planting, we removed summer plants entirely. Since this project demonstrates “starting from scratch” in a Growing Dome, aiming to maximize food production, we will be sharing with you how we build additional beds, utilize vertical space, use time stacking techniques in the garden, organize garden space, maintain a water garden and more. As we begin to harvest what we grow, we also hope to share harvest techniques and recipes we try with the produce we grow.
New videos will be made available as new developments occur, hopefully about twice per month. In addition to the videos, each blog post will contain useful gardening tips and information that we invite you to review and comment on. If you’ve got a good idea or question for us, please let us know! What we look forward to most as we launch this new project is sharing it with you!