what fruits can I grow here, and anyone has some gardening tips?

I live in Montana, and I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of fruits and veggies would I be able to grow in my area?

Also, if anyone had any gardening tips that would be great! I am planing on growing strawberries and rasberries (any tips on those), but if anyone knew of some others that could grow here that would be great.

This is our first time growing a garden, any tips or advice is greatly appreciated.

Hey Katerbear B,

Apples, Peaches, Plums should all grow in your area – be sure to get trees suited to your zone. 3a-4b depending on what part of Montana you live in.

For Vegetables, the principle of germination time plus growing to harvest time must be more than your number of non-freeze days.

Or, you can start the vegies inside. You should be able to grow summer squash, carrots, tomato, beets, herbs, and a bunch of other stuff.

Read a lot, you are in a short season area. Happy Gardening.

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  1. Hey Katerbear B,

    Apples, Peaches, Plums should all grow in your area – be sure to get trees suited to your zone. 3a-4b depending on what part of Montana you live in.

    For Vegetables, the principle of germination time plus growing to harvest time must be more than your number of non-freeze days.

    Or, you can start the vegies inside. You should be able to grow summer squash, carrots, tomato, beets, herbs, and a bunch of other stuff.

    Read a lot, you are in a short season area. Happy Gardening.
    References :
    http://www.usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ushzmap.html Zones
    http://www.montananursery.com/
    http://www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/1989-03-01/Beginning-Gardening.aspx
    http://www.vegweb.com/composting/ compost
    http://journeytoforever.org/compost.html Compost
    http://www.lewisgardens.com/beginner.htm
    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/pac_ctnt_988/text/0,,HGTV_22056_61991,00.html

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