Full Name
Anne Gamber
Member for
6 months
Volunteer Background
Heirloom gardener and homesteader
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
Apples and potaoes are my current favorites. Anything nutritious and especially perennial veggies. Also, we've grown some winter wheat, oats, rye, spelt buckwheat, and op corn. Would really like to try tartar buckwheat, and einkorn or any heirloom grain.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Hand pollination
Time Commitment
2-5 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Really big field (5+ acres)
Soil Details
Cambridge silt loam and stony silt loam. Mostly fallow land that used to be in a corn oats alfalfa rotation for a dairy. Has been heavily limed but is natually slightly acidic. Now about 6.7. We also have woods.
Soil Type
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
None. Just grass hay
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
Gmo Corn soy rotation
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
We are protected by woods from these crops and hope it stays that way!
Other relevant information
We do plant open pollinated corn (oaxacan green) as we are protected by a tree line. On the years when the big tractors are planting corn near us we plant sunflowers for added protection.
Ive done some grafting