Growing Dome Owner Harvests Over 100 Cucumbers

From Ross Woolf in Spanish Fork, UT

“I love going to my Growing Dome every day as a place to enjoy the peace it brings. We live in a mountain home with a very short growing season. The Growing Dome has made gardening a reality for us (as well as protecting it from the deer).

As an experiment, I made some self-watering planters out of storage totes this year. Due to work, etc. I did not get them finished or anything planted in my Growing Dome until June, but thanks to the environment of the Growing Dome everything has exceeded my expectations. The planters are here to stay. In one planter (storage tote) I planted eight cucumber seeds. I have picked over 100 cucumbers so far this season and there are still more coming! The pole beans have grown so big they are creeping out the top of the Growing Dome. We have had more tomatoes than we can eat, as well as zucchini squash.

Other things growing are butternut squash, Swiss chard, beets, carrots, watermelon, and a few other odds and ends (including a miniature peach tree). I’ve been very happy with my Growing Dome and everyone who comes into it is amazed and loves it as well.”

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Kyle joined the Growing Spaces team in 2015, and enjoys being involved in all the exciting projects and developments happening around here!I graduated from Pagosa Springs High School in 2009 and moved to Gunnison, Colorado to pursue a degree in Environmental Studies. After graduating from Western State Colorado University, I moved back to my home town Pagosa Springs. Since moving back home in 2013, I have been working to develop a farm in Arboles. In my spare time, one may find me backpacking in the wilderness, cruising on a mountain bike, slacklining in the park, or skiing Wolf Creek. I also enjoy creating art when I am not outdoors. The mediums that I enjoy working with are yarn, canvas and paint, and clay. I have been experimenting with aquapoinics and am always excited to share knowledge on the subject with others. I joined the Growing Spaces team in 2015, and enjoy being involved in all the exciting projects and developments happening around here!

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  • My husband and I live in Flagstaff, AZ. We are in the process of selling our large home
    and plan to downsize to a much smaller home in an area where most homes are situated
    on 2 1/5 acres (same town). Are there any greenhouses near us that we can visit? I
    watched all the videos and think a 22′ would serve us well, but would actually like to see
    one “in the flesh”.

    Thanks for your help on this.

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