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Hi everyone,
I'm in Thomaston, CT (Western Connecticut), zone 6a bordering zone 5b. My elevation is 480 feet. The soil is sandy/loam I want to say. I'm in the lower part of town with many hills/mountains surrounding, no view tho.
I'm looking to plant everything and anything that thrives.
So far I have 2 apples, Illinios everbearing mulberry, medlar, Hardy cactus, cornelian cherry, garlic, Asian pears, rhubarb
I have access to strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, asparagus, honey berry, herbs, Jerusalem artichoke, paw paw, American persimmon.
I know there is so much more to collect and build with.  There is a great nursery up the street who has a lots of plants, but not all.
I'm looking for people near me to exchange or buy plants, especially dwarf fruit trees, seems you have to order almost a year in advance to get them.
I'm also going to be planting stone fruits by seed in a larger area, if you have some really good sooner fruit, please contact me. I'll be keeping track of where I get each seed from so you can name the variety if you give it to me, good way of keeping in touch.
This will happen in mid June when I leave Florida and driver north, maybe I should find some nurseries on my way up to buy plants.
Thank you for reading this, any help would be appreciated.
 
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My friend Akiva runs a nursery in Western NY. He has a very diverse mix of plants in stock. The prices are really reasonable. You might want to check them out.

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