[NAFEX] Zone Confusion
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Sun Mar 7 17:12:19 EST 2010
On Mar 7, 2010, at 2:47 PM, Dan Nave wrote:
> I am a bit confused about some of the Zone charts I have seen.
> Some put Minneapolis/St. Paul and most of Minnesota in Zone 3 and some
> in Zone 4, and some on the transition between the two.
Are some of the charts older than others?
A lot of them were rewritten recently, and quite a few places are now
listed as a zone warmer than they used to be.
Your specific location (microclimate) can make a lot of difference
also -- very few charts give enough detail to allow for local warm and
cold spots. If any of your neighbors are growing fruit, talk to them
about what does well in your area; and also try your county extension
-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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