Member for1 year 11 months
200 Governor drive
I am a graduated horticulture student with a specialization in commercial crop production from Delaware Valley University. I have roughly 6 years of professional experience and almost 10 years of casual gardening experience. I've worked in several arboretums including Longwood Gardens. I've also worked on my schools farm and greenhouse for 4 years. I have a passion and insatiable thirst to grow whatever I find interesting, whether it be avocados from seed or an esoteric nightshade I deeply enjoy growing it. I have a massive collection of plants I care for and I grow outside from spring to fall.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
I like to grow crops with interesting properties, whether its appearance or taste.
Most crops grow well for me so long as it fits within the growing season.
I would prefer to stay away from anything that takes too much space like melons or squash and also corn due to bird pressure.
Over 10 hrs
A bed or two (11-40 sq. ft)
I have a range of different soils due to growing in several different beds. The main garden is a fertile loam soil. The side bed has is partially loam with fragments of silicate clay. The flower is a fertile loamy soil that has some silt in it. The pH around my area is 6-7.
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Typical garden crops: solanaceous , cucucurbrits, brassicas
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
solanaceous , cucucurbrits, brassicas
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
I live in the suburbs so there are no farms growing massive amounts of GMO crops.
Other relevant information
In the spring and fall I run into minor slug damage and an obnoxious amount of chipmunk, field mice, and squirrel damage; commonly digging up smaller plants.