Colorado State University researchers and five collaborating farmers explored winter production scheduling for hardy organic vegetable crops in unheated high tunnels. The objective was to establish optimal timing for the greatest yield of marketable produce during the winter and early spring. The participating farms represent a diversity of climatic regions around Colorado, ranging in altitudes of 5,000 feet to more than 6,200 feet above sea level. Vegetables tested include lettuce, spinach, mache, carrot and radish. Planting occurred on a monthly basis for five months starting in October 2010.
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