I started this blog in hopes of helping new gardeners and experienced gardeners who have moved to a short season climate. Gardening in a short season has it’s challenges. I have learned a lot in my 40 years of growing fruit trees, other fruits, vegetables and flowers here in south central New York. The trick is to grow only those plants that are hardy enough to survive the long , sometimes harsh, winters and early and late frost. I find as long as I stick to the zone 3-4 rated plants, my garden and orchard does well.
Having a porch or a greenhouse is a must to get an early start to the season unless you buy your tomatoes, pepper and some flower plants at the garden shop. I love roses, however, you can only grow the shrub variety here. I grew tea roses in pots that I have over wintered in my greenhouse successfully for 20 years.
Every year there is one vegetable or flower that does very well and one that grows very poorly depending on the growing conditions that year.
I hope my experiences will be helpful to you. Please use the comment section to ask your questions.