1. A Survey of Edible Gardening in the North Country

Responses to this form, and all photographs submitted during this project, will be added to the research collection at Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY). TAUNY may use this material on its website, in its newsletter, or in exhibitions. In all use of this material, TAUNY will credit the source.

* 1. Contact Information

* 2. Gardener Category:

* 3. How long have you been gardening in the North Country?

* 4. How serious of a gardener are you? (1= Not Very, 5=Out there every day, all day)

* 5. Why do you raise edibles?

* 6. How have you learned to garden? (check all that apply)

* 7. Which vegetables and/or fruits do you always grow? Why? TAUNY is especially interested in selections that reflect the ethnic heritage of the grower. Hot peppers? Eggplants? Okra?

* 8. Are you trying any new vegetables this year? Why?

* 9. Tell us about the layout of your garden. Do you plant in straight rows? In raised beds? Do you plant certain crops together? Do you incorporate flowers?

* 10. Do you plant according to natural signs? Do you rely on any sort of folk wisdom in tending your crops?

* 11. How do you protect your vegetable crops from hungry critters?

* 12. How do you preserve your crops? (Check all that apply)

* 13. Are there any tips you’d like to share with other North Country gardeners?

Our friends at GardenShare are very interested in heirloom plants. They will appreciate your answers to the following questions:

* 14. Do you grow heirloom varieties?

* 15. Do you save seeds?

Thank you for registering with "The Garden Plot" and answering these survey questions! We will be in touch to ask for photographs of your garden as the season progresses, and to direct you to the project's other gardeners, maps, info, anecdotes and resouces. Grow strong!

Jill Breit, executive director, Traditional Arts in Upstate New York.