j elaine


Full Name
JANICE ABBOTT
Member for
3 months 2 weeks
Volunteer Background
I have always gardened
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
fall winter and spring I grow mostly greens and perennial onions plus peas in the spring

summer is for tomatoes peppers beans cucumbers and squash--I gave up on corn on account of raccoons

too many slugs for strawberries

i do not understand why people eat broccoli raab--everything else i like
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Seed-saving
Time Commitment
5-10 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Kitchen-garden's worth (41 to 100 sq. ft)
Soil Details
the area was standing water in the spring--I dug in leaves for 2 years a yard deep down thru the clay and have added black dirt I made for the last 3 years to the top foot--the tree frogs still hang around all year although the garden usually drains well

I did have to move the red raspberry plants as it was too wet for them in the spring at the first spot
Soil Type
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
corn wheat soy beans
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Other relevant information
groundhogs

too many bugs in the summer for greens except kale and chard