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I am a board member of the Norwegian Seed Savers which is Norways Community Seed Bank. I have a small ecological farm with a 300 2m greenhouse where I trial a large variety of plants. My hope is to work with other plant breeders on adapting plants to the conditions we will experience in the nordics in 20-40 years time. As global warming increases it will be central to have plants that have already adapted to conditions we will can project we will experience.
Norwegian Seed Savers
I have a small ecological holding in Norway with a 300 m2 greenhouse which I use for trialing plants that might be adaptable to Nordic conditions taking global warming into account. I am a board member of the Norwegian Seed Savers.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
I grow many varieties of squash and have been looking for varieties that do well this far north. Mandan Squash is my latest favourite which does well here. I also grow mouse melon, Ashitaba, Shetland Kale, EFN Grex Daubenton/PTC Kale, Super Hardy Kiwi, Yacon, Japanese Sweet Potato, Amaranth, Quinoa, Paw Paw, Hazel, Chestnut, Cherry, Apple, Grapes and a slew of Alliums and semi-wild to wild perennials from all over the world.
Kitchen-garden's worth (41 to 100 sq. ft)
I've worked significantly with the soil in the past years. The greenhouse is all raised beds with a mix of loam and compost. Its high quality.
Growing Location Descriptors
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
In Norway farmers are not into risks, thus its almost always annual cereals and potatoes. No contamination issues or cross-fertilisation issues.
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
Wheat, Oats, Potatoes.
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Norway is a GMO free country by law... for now.
Other relevant information
Deer and groundhogs are a constant threat. I trap groundhogs constantly and will eventually need to fence off sections against Deer.