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Old 04-08-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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Default Best places for gardening

My wife and I have plans to move to northeastern part of Puget Sound in the next year or so. We are looking for a place where she can garden and I can sail and kayak. Places we are considering are Bellingham or Port Townsend areas or places in between. We would like a moderately price house with a large yard for a garden. Needless to say, we would also like a good farmers market nearby. Suggestions?
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:56 AM
 
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The "Sunset Western Garden Book" has a climate zone map for Western Washington. Bellingham is in zone 4 and Port Townsend is in zone 5. The difference is zone 4 has colder winters, a shorter growing season and more rainfall.

Around here the thrift stores and used book stores have recent editions of this book.
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Mt Vernon, LaConner, or areas in Skagit Valley. skagitvalley.com - IN, Official Website of the Skagit Valley Tourism Group, The 27th Annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival


Port Townsend can be a hassle if you need to commute for any reason (health / work / entertainment / supplies), but if you are self sufficient you might want to look into the eco village there
Port Townsend EcoVillage
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Stay out of Sudden Valley, too many deer, gardens not allowed, too cold to grow tomatoes...
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