Eric Grenier wrote:I'm on the Quebec side of cochrane Ontario and Egyptian onions/ mint/ chives/ rhubarb/ gooseberries/ raspberries/ Rosemary are the plants we have so far. All are very easy to grow but heavy mulching and mulching in spring is a must for early years. I'd be open to trading if your interested
Also no zones are set in stone many plants I have aren't supposed to grow here and do just fine. Anything zone 3 and above is worth a try usually
Eric Grenier wrote:Yes zone 2a Correct me if I'm wrong here it is. It's about four feet high now
Max Kennedy wrote:Haskap should do well, mine had their 1st berries this year. one of the things not mentioned depending on how long a time period your looking at is Manitoba Maple, also called Boxelder (Acer negundo) which grows here in Englehart (NE Ontario) just across the PQ border from Rouyn. Though lighter it can produce syrup as well as the sugar maple. I am experimenting with a few of the Sugar Maples from the N. Bay area and though very slow to start they have survived 4 winters and one has just taken off growing about 2 feet this year so may be a possibility. Beaked hazel is mentioned and we have it wild. When would be the right time to harvest? I have also heard about but never located a hardy fruit/nut grower in PQ, anyone know who that is and where they are? Also, will grafting onto hardy stock, eg edible cherry on pin cherry, protect the graft?
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:I think it would be great if you could post more often about your adventures.
People tend to write off high lattitude zones -- but they forget about the intensive summers with long, long hours of daylight. I know folks in Yukon who grow incredible amounts of food.
More stories please!