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45 North Reporting

Discussion in 'New Sufficient Self Member Introductions' started by SprigOfTheLivingDead, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Jan 18, 2019
    SprigOfTheLivingDead

    SprigOfTheLivingDead Lovin' The Homestead

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    Hey everyone, I came over from the sister site The Easy Garden. I live up in Minnesota, have a bunch of kids,
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    ^ a couple of them

    some chickens,
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    love growing things to eat
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    ^ peppers, basil and some spinach

    and have just this past year started a small tree farm for growing native trees. So, I guess hello new community :)
     
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    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    Welcome! Hope you're staying warm at this time of year
     
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    Lazy Gardener

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    Welcome. Is 45 your lattitude? I'm 44.5. Do I see a hoop house or greenhouse in your last pic?
     
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    SprigOfTheLivingDead

    SprigOfTheLivingDead Lovin' The Homestead

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    it's about 10 F outside but I wish we had more snow :/

    I actually think I'm at 44.5 but rounded up for the sake of fun. The last pic is a grow tent in my basement ;) tomatoes, scotch bonnets, jalapenos, thai basil, genovese basil & spinach.
     
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    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    Im at 47.18, but with our proximity to the Pacific and the Puget Sound we are very much warmer in winter than you poor people.
     
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    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    You one of those lucky folks that can grow bananas and palms?
     
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    Hinotori

    Hinotori Super Self-Sufficient

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    Nope. Too wet and not warm enough in summer. Cloudy skies are pretty normal for 10 months of the year. We only average 66 inches of rain right now. I have trouble with tomatoes because of that. Late blight is an issue with cool, wet weather.

    Squash does very well here. As do peas.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    Google says I'm 43.5 (yeah I had no idea!) So hello fellow frozen northerner! You must have escaped the storm that's headed our way!

    @samssimonsays is also from MN.

    Welcome!
     
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    SprigOfTheLivingDead

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    Oh thae storm hit us. I just wish we had more. The ecosystem needs it and I have some piles of brush I need to burn :)
     
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    baymule

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    Welcome Sprig! Glad that you decided to join SS, lots of nice folks here.
     
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