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9/6/10 11:41 A

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Welcome, and Happy Birthday! Frost already, wow. I'm in Wisconsin and everything has been early this year. We don't have room to garden, but we do have many wonderful farmers markets and pick your own places nearby.

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9/6/10 11:30 A

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I live in the mountains of North Eastern Washington State at 2700 feet. The growing season is short and every year half of your garden is a 'gamble'!!!! I have a 25 foot long raised bed that we cover with a hoop house till the snow flies. Hoop house is the only way to go up here!! Our spring was too long and wet this year, but I had a bumper crop of snap peas that I froze. Lots of radishes and lettuce and celery--the usual cool weather stuff. Most of the warm season crops have failed--we already had a first frost in August. I will get tomatos and the strawberries are still going strong. Been making freezer Jam with them. i bought cucumbers for dill pickles and peaches and also canned applesauce.
I'll be 61 this week and have the best SO in the world!! I'm in treatment for HCV right now and it zaps your immune system and energy level, so I just do what I can to garden and get things put up for the winter. We usually have a 2 foot base of snow and the powder builds up on that-woo hoo!! Good luck to all with your goals and stocking up!!! emoticon

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