Full Name
Mary Wilson
Member for
1 year
Volunteer Background
Recently retired engineering technician. Majored in Biology in college. Experience also with Machining, chemistry, environmental and plant science. Love to fix things and create new things. Living on 13+ acres in Western Kentucky.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
Have tried to grow just about everything in my former locale of Southern California. Blueberries and currants never did well in SoCal, expecting better results in Kentucky. Borers killed every stone fruit tree I ever tried to grow. Everything else I have enjoyed growing.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Hand pollination
Plant breeding
Time Commitment
Over 10 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Big field (1 - 5 acre)
Soil Details
Two and a half acres Bonnie silt loam. 5 1/2 acres FairPoint- Bethesda-Morristown complex, 6 to 20% slope. Remainder of open land in Wellston silt loam, 12 to 20% slope. Also at least 1-2 acres of forest for growing understory type plants. Will be building up poor soil areas with organic materials as needed.
Growing Location Descriptors
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Nearest neighbor has vegetable garden, the rest of their property is livestock. The remaining surrounding property is mostly Woods.
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
A few Acres of Soybeans on one property to the West separated from me by Forest..
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Other relevant information
Will have a greenhouse within a year. Deer have been observed on the property.