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Name: Sam
Massachusetts (Zone 5b)
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gradient
Jan 8, 2018 1:46 PM CST
I recently joined the site and wanted to give a quick intro. I heard Dave's interview while catching up on Diego Footer's podcast, which got me interested in this site. I have been having a lot of fun digging around all the information here. I also have been listening to a lot of the All the Things Plants podcast while shoveling out from the cyclone bomb here in Massachusetts. I honestly don't mind hearing about the long Texas growing season while shoveling snow. Smiling

Our home is on a steep hill and our back yard is a three story, tiered affair. Since we have planted for privacy, most of the ground layer is planted for shade and part shade now that the canopy has grown out on our little 1/10 acre lot. We recently bought seven acres that is a seven minute drive from our home in town. We will eventually build a home there, but for now I am slowly reclaiming land that has been neglected for a long period of time. For now there are is just a driveway, and some out buildings.

I built a large hugel bed last season, and after a couple of seasons of work have two large chunks of field ready to plant. I am interested in permaculture, and growing medicinal herbs and vegetables although I love all things plants.

Thanks for the great site, and I have been convinced to dive into winter sowing thanks to garden.org.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 8, 2018 1:52 PM CST
Welcome to NGA, gradient! This is a wonderful site, where you'll find all sorts of fascinating and useful information, as well as gorgeous photos. So many ideas, and so little time!

It's great that you are working on the new land now. By the time you build your home, you'll have some nice soil to plant in.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jan 8, 2018 4:13 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
I have lived and gardened in Massachusetts but my home is Savannah, Georgia now.
Welcome to the NGA. You should have a pretty good time here. Most folks like to share information they have gained from their varied experiences. Have fun checking into all the different forums and threads. Lots to keep you busy until spring arrives.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jan 9, 2018 12:20 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome!

Glad you found the best gardening website on the planet - you will have so much fun here Thumbs up
Name: katie
Mulege, Mexico (Baja CAliforni (Zone 11a)
katiebear
Jan 9, 2018 4:16 PM CST
Welcome, Sam. I'm doing work similar to yours in subtropical Mulege, Mexico. katie
Name: Sam
Massachusetts (Zone 5b)
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gradient
Jan 11, 2018 6:28 PM CST
Thank you for the warm welcome everyone. And katiebear, developing a permaculture system in a subtropical area would be a lot of fun.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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pepper23
Jan 13, 2018 6:50 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Jan 14, 2018 5:37 AM CST

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Welcome, Sam!

You'll find you can really fill- and overfill!- your gardens quickly with wintersowing.

Karen

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