RE: Doing Everything "Wrong"
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- Subject: RE: Doing Everything "Wrong"
- From: "J.F. Hensler" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 10:17:04 -0600 (MDT)
The classic guidelines for cultivation seem to be in place for "classic" =
areas to garden in. Read this as: zones 7 to 5, sandy loam, good air =
circulation, few pests, and cultivars that were bred to do well in these =
Extreme circumstances in growing conditions do seem to call for an =
adjustment of the rules. Where the ground freezes in September or =
October, fall plantings mean certain death. Dependably nasty freeze and =
thaw cycles in the spring coupled with severe wet conditions also seem =
to call for a change of cultivation styles.=20
Some private conversations about planting times suggest that one area's =
"spring" may mimic another area's "fall".
Rather than look at individual "rules", has anyone done a serious =
comparision of conditions in regard to the needs of the plants? Would a =
sliding scale of sorts, taking a more holistic approach for cultivation, =
work better than hard and fast rules?
Newport, WA zone 4b=20
with over 5" of rain in the past two weeks and temps down to the 30s =