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Old 08-18-2006, 08:25 PM
Location: upstate new york
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first...i need to know if there are any poisenous snakes. i'm a gardener, and the non-poisenous ones here scare me enough! what are the soil conditions like in western kentucky? is it all zone 6? anything else you can think of...thanks, donna

Last edited by donna13350; 08-18-2006 at 08:36 PM.. Reason: got east and west mixed up!!, sorry!!
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:19 AM
Location: North Alabama
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I can't answer your questions, but try gooogling for "gardenweb forums" and then look for an "Ohio Valley" gardening forum. Gardenweb folks can be very helpful with very few grouches participating. Good luck.
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Old 08-26-2006, 05:51 PM
Location: Spencer Co. Ky
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My wifes Dad was from Knott County in eastern ky, I spent some time there in the summer yrs ago. I remember one of my wifes cousins telling me to watch out for Copperheads & Rattlesnakes. I never saw any but I always tried to stay on alert.
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Old 08-31-2006, 01:22 AM
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My mother was raised in Eastren Ky, Hazzard to be specific. She has told me that there are copperheads, when she was a child she stepped near a nest of them. My Aunt always warned us of them as we went out to play. I wish I could answer your questions on soil, I do know that my Aunt raised a large garden the entire time we were growing up and that it did very very well.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:49 PM
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there are poisonous snakes in eastern and western ky. rattlesnakes and copperheads in eastern ky, rattlesnakes, copperheads and cottonmouths in western ky. it is not often you hear of any snake bites, and i am assuming it is extremely rare.

gardening should not be a problem anywhere in ky. flower and vegetable gardens in our part of ky do quite well.
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:57 PM
Location: monticello, ky
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copperheads are poisonous but very rarely lethal, they are the most common bites but I know of 7 or 8 people who have been bitten, but no fatalities. Some did not even go to the dr! I would not recommend that! Usually they will only cause severe sickness if untreated. Rattlesnakes are much more likely to cause death, but they are nice enough to usually give you a warning before they bite (rattling)! but if you step on them reach to close to them you might not get that courtesy! The cottonmouth is pretty rare,but they are here. pretty much a water creature, never heard of one in a garden.
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Old 09-04-2006, 02:22 PM
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Smile info on calvert city please

looking to get as much info on this small city as i can leaving texas. for greener pastures so to speak
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:25 PM
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Default kentucky is a peaceful and friendly place

kentucky is a beautiful place and we do have all 4 seasons...the time you get used to one its time for a change...ask about our snakes..i have been around the mountains all my life..my dad was in the logging business and you become aware of them but they will avoid you if all possible....the world has dangers far more than worring over snakes..kentucky' people is like no place i have been.. neighbors and friends....i love this state!!!
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:28 PM
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the soil and gardens are great....my family has the most beautiful flowers and we raise all kinds of food... enough to share with the neighbors
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