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bio website blog.bstpierre.org
location United States
age 39
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Nov 20 at 14:00

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.


Nov
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
13
comment Will peach leaf curl affect my fruit?
@Neeku: you should ask that as a new question
Nov
5
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
29
comment Is it possible to recycle a Jack-o'-lantern into compost?
"Put a layer of carbon/soil over the top" - I might add that jack-o-lantern season comes at a time when we're typically raking leaves, so [ideally shredded] leaves would be a great source of carbon to mix with smashed pumpkin. As an aside, the best crop of pumpkins I ever had was a batch of volunteers in the compost pile that I allowed to grow. Those pumpkins loved growing directly in a big heap of garden compost + horse manure.
Oct
24
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.