Member for4 months
Homeschool mom and homesteader. 1 acre property currently 1/4 acre of garden space.
Gardening 5 years, 1 year in current location trialing crops for our area.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
Like growing herbs, onions, perennials, interesting varieties.
Brassicas only do well here in fall if protected well from insects.
A bed or two (11-40 sq. ft)
Currently improving poor soil. Have been using permaculture chicken rotation to increase fertility along with seales and huggelculture projects.
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Squash, lettuce, melon, cucumber, tomatos
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
Squash, lettuce, melon, cucumber, tomatos, radish, potato, sweet potato, strawberries
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Closest gmo production grown 7 miles away.
Other relevant information
Area is valley / high grasslands. High elevation and late last frost early may.
Monsoon conditions through summer and high prevelence of grasshopper / locust from early summer to first frost.