>The Virtual Garden website Leslie posted will accept Zip codes as a
>means of determining your USDA zone. This is most helpful when the state
>in question is as small as Delaware because you don't have to peer at a
>map showing the various zones in colors or cross-hatching.
I think this is the best for the USDA Zone matching - some of the
maps are really difficult to pinpoint location and decipher the
different colors, etc. Here is the URL:
>As others have already noted, the various zone designations are only the
>starting point for figuring out what you can, & can't, grow in your
>particular location -- but they're better than nothing.
I affirm what Claire said about the length of the growth season..
I feel lucky that anything grows here in Zone 3a and what does
finally bloom, it does so well....of course, this is a tundra dweller's
Ellen Gallagher / firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern New Hampshire, USA / Zone 3a
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