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Full Name
Daniel Nemes
Member for
1 year 2 months
Volunteer Background
We live in Rochester, MN with a typical urban lot. Since we moved in, I've been incorporating soil regenerating practices and planting perennials that serve food and aesthetic functions in the landscape. I'm most interested in learning about how to make the typical urban/suburban a more beautiful, sustainable place for people (especially small people, as we have a two year old and one year old) and all manner of animals.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
I like to grow berries and herbs. Herbs have been especially successful, as well as a number of varieties of alpine strawberry I started from seed.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Time Commitment
2-5 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
A bed or two (11-40 sq. ft)
Soil Details
Olmsted County, Minnesota
487—Hoopeston sandy loam
Map Unit Setting
National map unit symbol: fg21
Elevation: 400 to 1,400 feet
Mean annual precipitation: 30 to 38 inches
Mean annual air temperature: 43 to 50 degrees F
Frost-free period: 145 to 205 days
Farmland classification: All areas are prime farmland
Map Unit Composition
Hoopeston and similar soils: 90 percent
Minor components: 10 percent
Estimates are based on observations, descriptions, and transects of the mapunit.
Description of Hoopeston
Landform: Outwash plains
Down-slope shape: Linear
Across-slope shape: Linear
Parent material: Loamy alluvium over sandy outwash
Typical profile
Ap - 0 to 10 inches: sandy loam
A,Bw1,Bw2 - 10 to 32 inches: sandy loam
C1,C2 - 32 to 60 inches: sand
Properties and qualities
Slope: 0 to 2 percent
Depth to restrictive feature: More than 80 inches
Natural drainage class: Somewhat poorly drained
Capacity of the most limiting layer to transmit water (Ksat): High (1.98 to 5.95 in/hr)
Depth to water table: About 18 to 24 inches
Frequency of flooding: None
Frequency of ponding: None
Calcium carbonate, maximum in profile: 20 percent
Available water storage in profile: Moderate (about 6.9 inches)
Interpretive groups
Land capability classification (irrigated): None specified
Land capability classification (nonirrigated): 2s
Hydrologic Soil Group: A/D
Forage suitability group: Level Swale, Acid (G105XS005MN)
Hydric soil rating: No
Minor Components
Poorly drained soils
Percent of map unit: 10 percent
Landform: Drainageways
Hydric soil rating: Yes
Soil Type
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Other relevant information
Heavy rabbit pressure. Downy Mildew present. 150 feet from heavily used roadway.