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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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answered How to empty and fill a man made pond?
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answered Ash OR Composting?
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comment Ash OR Composting?
"Efficient" from what perspective? There are different trade offs here. What are you trying to optimize for?
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comment How do I avoid overfilling raised beds if I'm adding substantial manure annually?
Regarding the potential for a potassium imbalance, read this interesting discussion, especially the post by Joan Perez: permies.com/t/25483/hugelkultur/Potassium-Hugelkultur
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answered Will cutting a bolted lettuce plant allow it to regrow?
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comment How do I avoid overfilling raised beds if I'm adding substantial manure annually?
Ahh, chickens, quite possibly the most destructive creature on the farm...
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answered How do I avoid overfilling raised beds if I'm adding substantial manure annually?
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answered Fish fertilizer for my lawn
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answered Hot composting dock roots
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revised Why have my lemon seedlings stopped growing and turned yellow?
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comment Is there a grassy plant that's unattractive to livestock without being poisonous?
Turning this question around: if you make sure that they have lots of what they love, they are much less likely to eat the other stuff. E.g. I've had horses grazing on lush grass near my peach trees and as long as the grass is plentiful they do not show any interest in the trees. But we make sure to move them off before the grass gets munched down.