I love this forum!!! I love gardening, and am just rehabbing an old garden that hasn't been used in oh...how long does it take a birch sapling to grow to 6 feet tall?? I just bought this house last fall, and have been working on the garden, removing trees and tilling the soil :) The potatoes are all up and looking fabulous but my greens aren't up yet. We have almost 24 hours a day of sunlight where I live in the north, so we plant late because of late frosts (we had 4 inches of snow June 4th!) but when things start growing, they grow like they are on steroids. Seriously, we have to mow our lawn every 3 days in summer.