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Old 01-13-2010, 12:32 AM
 
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What areas are the best for home gardening?

I did a search and looked online...am I missing something or asking the wrong question?

thanks,
B
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:53 AM
 
Location: 602/520
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Southern California, South Texas, South Florida, the low deserts of Arizona.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:32 AM
 
Location: San Diego, Ca
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Southern California, South Texas, South Florida, the low deserts of Arizona.
I agree. I have friends in Southern California and South Texas that's still growing veggies right now.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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California's Central Valley has a year-round growing season. Most of California does depending on what we're growing.
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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What areas are the best for home gardening?

I did a search and looked online...am I missing something or asking the wrong question?

thanks,
B


Watcha Grow-n...

HEHEHAHAHOHO!!!!!!!
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:59 PM
 
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Coastal California (aka Sunset Western Gardening Guide Zones 24 and 17).

Why:
1) No, or, almost no frost
2) The least extreme variation in temperature (in both the diurnal and seasonal sense) (See Caveat 1)
3) Relatively low evaporation rate (See Caveat 2)
4) Greatest moisture availability of any low land area in the state
5) Fewer problematic insects (See Caveat 3)

Caveat 1 - the one thing missing in the coastal zone is lots of summer heat. There are certain heat loving plants that either do poorly or are not viable. But they are few and far between.
Caveat 2 - if you are directly exposed to the sea breeze evapotranspiration can be surprisingly high for such a mild climate. If you are at the beach you will need a wind break.
Caveat 3 - that having been written, there are the following offenders that seem to be attracted to the coast - snails, slugs, earwigs. They can seem endless (however, there are well established controls that can be applied).
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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The Gulf Coast and Florida and the low deserts in southern Arizona. And southern California as well as the coast of northern California. Also the Florida Keys, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and other tropical areas the U.S. owns (Guam, Samoa, Virgin Islands, etc). These places have the highest "Hardiness Zone" ranking (9 and 10), but it all depends on whether your plants prefer hot summers or more cooler ones, and whether they mind a lot of rain.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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Watcha Grow-n...

HEHEHAHAHOHO!!!!!!!
Dental Floss.


But seriously, it's just out of curiosity.
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Old 01-14-2010, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Southern California, South Texas, South Florida, the low deserts of Arizona.
What he said...
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