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Mean temperature (°F): 18 in January, 67 in July, high around 90, low around -10 (Zone 5)

Rainfall: 36"/year

  • frost free May 21-Sep 9,
  • 5' snowfall,
  • snow Oct-Apr,
  • ground freezes <48" starting Dec 1.

Growing veggies (3000 sq ft), blueberries, raspberries, a few fruit trees, 10 acres of woodlot (and expanding into the fields, if I'm not careful), 3 acres of horse pasture, 1/2 acre of lawn, "weed garden", assorted shrubbery, and far too many wild blackberries.


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revised Why is my spinach flowering and how can I prevent it?
gutenberg doesn't like hotlinking
Oct
19
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
13
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
10
revised Is spent cat litter an appropriate source of nitrogen for compost?
link to toxoplasmosis, remove downplay of infection dangers
Oct
10
comment Is spent cat litter an appropriate source of nitrogen for compost?
@user2962794: more dangerous indeed. I'd note that the wikipedia reference for the latent infections dates from 2013, or 2 years after the original answer. I'll remove the "probably only dangerous" qualifier and link to wikipedia
Oct
5
answered Compost bins: how deep is too deep?
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
27
accepted How to distinguish between Elaeagnus umbellata and E. multiflora?
Sep
24
comment What is this small shrub with small red berries, and lanceolate, alternate entire leaves?
I posted a follow-up question here: gardening.stackexchange.com/q/14146/51 Your edit would be welcome there as an answer.
Sep
24
accepted Will peach leaf curl affect my fruit?
Sep
24
accepted Placing nitrogen fixers around established trees?
Sep
24
accepted How soon / how often can I divide comfrey?
Sep
24
asked How to distinguish between Elaeagnus umbellata and E. multiflora?
Sep
23
comment What is this small shrub with small red berries, and lanceolate, alternate entire leaves?
How do you distinguish between E. umbellata and E. multiflora? I see some minor differences in the descriptions e.g. on Wikipedia, but I'm not sure what differences are definitive.
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
21
comment What is this small shrub with small red berries, and lanceolate, alternate entire leaves?
Autumn olive looks like the more likely candidate. Thanks!
Sep
21
comment What is this small shrub with small red berries, and lanceolate, alternate entire leaves?
I'm accepting this answer, though I'm trying to figure out whether it's really E. umbellata or E. angustifolia.
Sep
21
accepted What is this small shrub with small red berries, and lanceolate, alternate entire leaves?