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SprigOfTheLivingDead

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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 :)
 

SprigOfTheLivingDead

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Welcome! Hope you're staying warm at this time of year
it's about 10 F outside but I wish we had more snow :/

Welcome. Is 45 your lattitude? I'm 44.5. Do I see a hoop house or greenhouse in your last pic?
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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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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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.
You one of those lucky folks that can grow bananas and palms?
 

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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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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!
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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