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10577Re: [fukuoka_farming] What can I plant in Montreal?

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  • Frank McAvinchey
    Feb 23, 2010
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      Mary,

      Some day I'm going to visit Manitoulin Island. It must be lovely. My
      brother is part of the "Drummond Island Club" which owns 2200 acres on the
      North-east shore of Drummond. Not far from you. Great place to be. My dad
      vacations in Tober Mory, a bit South from you.

      Happy farming!

      Frank

      On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM, <mwyett@...> wrote:

      >
      >
      > Dear Christine,
      >
      > Check out these Canadian sources -
      >
      > Seeds of Diversity -- a must. I am a member and many people in it are
      > from Quebec- all their publications are fully bilingual. Dedicated to
      > preservation of heritage seeds of veg, fruit, tree, grain,herb,flowers,
      > etc. Most members grow organically.
      > they run the famous Seedy Saturdays - some lectures on
      > gardening/sustainable living but mainly a great big seed swap event. There
      > is probably one organized for Montreal - should be happening soon.They
      > also have a huge list of plant sources for Can, the Us, UK, etc on thier
      > website.
      >
      > Salt Spring Seeds in BC- check out their website - great source of seeds
      > and info
      >
      > Richters Herbs in Ontario
      >
      > For nut and fruit trees and small fruits -
      > 1.Grimo Nut Nursery (Ernie Grimo is great to talk to and a member of SONG
      > -Society of Ontario Nut Growers, which has a very strong eastern chapter
      > that many people from Quebec particpate in)in zone 6 Ont
      > 2. Rhora's Nut Farm - Charles Rhora can give you good advice on trees for
      > your area - he is in zone 4 in Ont
      > 3.Corn Hill Nursery - out East, I think zone 4- esp good for roses and
      > rose hips
      >
      > I am in zone 5a on Manitoulin Island, Ont and many things do quite well
      > here. If you need additional info, respond to this posting and I will try
      > to help you. I love to talk to people about this stuff. My farm is slowly
      > being set up along permaculture lines.
      >
      > Manitoulin Mary
      >
      >
      > > Hi,
      >
      > >
      > > In regards to what can be grown in Montreal, where I would love to visit
      > > eventually, please check out Johnny's Selected Seeds, Seeds of Change,
      > > Seedsavers.com, and RainTree Nursery. Look for varieties from Russia
      > > especially, they will grow well where you live. I have researched short
      > > season crops and found that there are a good number of watermelons,
      > > corn/maize, tomatoes, cabbage/mustard family plants, potatoes, kiwi
      > fruit,
      > > apples, nut trees, plums, peaches, rutabagas, turnips, carrots, herbs of
      > > all
      > > sorts, berries, and many, many more options. You are NOT without options.
      > > I think you must be in zone 5, or 4. I'm in zone 6, but I'm originally
      > > from Michigan, and we always had an enormous garden, which was very
      > > successful. You CAN feed yourself. It will be interesting to see how
      > > things pan out for you in your climate using the Fukuoka methods.
      > >
      > > I'm presently trying to figure out how to raise enough grains and other
      > > livestock foods on very small acreage to supply the needs of chickens,
      > > rabbits, goats, small cattle varieties, and other poultry, while
      > producing
      > > all our own vegies. It's a challenge.
      > >
      > > Cheers!
      > >
      > > Frank
      > >
      > > On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 8:47 PM, 倩 冯 <crystalfengqian@...<crystalfengqian%40yahoo.com.cn>
      > >
      >
      > > wrote:
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      > >>
      > >>
      > >> Dear All Friends,
      > >>
      > >> I will rent a small land of 100M2,what can I plant in montreal?
      > >>
      > >> By the way,is there somebody in Montreal or in the province of Quebec?
      > >>
      > >> Thanks
      > >>
      > >> Christine
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