j.r.hornock

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Full Name
Jonathon Hornock
Member for
10 months 1 week
Volunteer Background
Very interested in adapting varieties to the scorching hot and humid southeast. Summer is the toughest time for crop growing here.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
Like: tomato, corn, okra, watermelon, squash, muskmelon, lettuce, peanut, peppers, kale, collards, beans, strawberry, blueberry, blackberry, tomatillo, apples, peaches, pears, carrot, potato, sweet potato, mushrooms

Dislike: cucumbers (I grow them because my wife loves them)
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Hand pollination
Seed-saving
Time Commitment
2-5 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Small lot (101 - 400 sq. ft)
Soil Details
Orangeburg Sandy Loam over red clay.
North central Leon County, Florida.
Red Hills area of the Southeast.
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Tomato, collards, muscadine grapes
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Other relevant information
2 acres of Karst topography with a natural spring in the middle. One acre is moist year round with an old growth (80+ years) magnolia, beech, oak hardwood mix and wildlife habitat. The other acre is mixed with meadow, vegetable garden beds, perennial fruits and flowers, azalea, pines, and weedy-grass lawn.