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bio website blog.bstpierre.org
location United States
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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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comment How do I pump my bath water to my garden for watering?
You don't say how far it is to your garden, but I've used 5 gallon pails for this. It's cheap (I already have the pail) and works reasonably well if you don't mind (a) lugging the pail to your garden and (b) "wasting" a little bit at the end (because you can't easily scoop it all out).
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answered Is it better to plant many seeds in one hole or few?
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comment What can you do with oak leaves within a garden? Are they compostable?
Everything you said is true, but sometimes I don't want the higher nitrogen content (i.e. "add organic matter without adding a lot of nutrients"), and often I just have a lot of autumn leaves and not a lot of greens to mix in.
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revised What are the best components for producing compost which supply maximum nutrients?
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