Member for1 year 2 months
I'm a homesteader and working towards being a small-scale market gardener, currently growing mixed vegetables 1/8 of an acre outside of Pittsburgh, PA. Not certified organic, but I grow following organic standards as much as possible, without pesticides or fungicides. I use a minimum-till system with a 3-4 year crop rotation, including cover crops.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
I love odd varieties of any vegetables. Favorites to grow are heirloom tomatoes, fingerling potatoes, sweet peas, and bean varieties. Cucumbers are problematic due to aggressive downy mildew.
Kitchen-garden's worth (41 to 100 sq. ft)
Wharton silt loam
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
corn, soy beans
Other relevant information
Growing in a new space for 2018 so still learning the challenges of the new location. Deer pressure may be an issue. Downy mildew has historically been very aggressive in the area.
I do live off-site from the growing location; will be on site three-four times a week during the 2018 growing season, but will not be able to be onsite every day.