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The black hole of KY

Post  Selandra on Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:03 am

Just to make sure... most people would consider KY the upper south right?? I wonder sometimes.. I just moved here last year and feel like Alice down the rabbit hole. Too north for the south, too south for the north, too east for the midwest, and too west for the mid atlantic.

Good growing area though, last year I had tomatoes, beans, peppers, cucumber, squash, and melon..... all on my compost pile . Can't wait to see what the garden produces.
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Post  Lavender Debs on Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:30 am

You are too funny! Smart and funny. Smart, funny and full of good information. Now I am the one who is sorry your blog melted away.

Deborah ....looking forward to reading more.
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Post  Selandra on Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:29 am

Thank you Deborah. I do have fun writing... and miss my blog terribly ... but life goes on... maybe .

I'll just start a new one somewhere in this great wide world we call the internet.
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Post  pattipan on Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:29 pm

@Selandra wrote:Just to make sure... most people would consider KY the upper south right?? I wonder sometimes.. I just moved here last year and feel like Alice down the rabbit hole. Too north for the south, too south for the north, too east for the midwest, and too west for the mid atlantic.

I'm right there with ya...I'm in West Virginia. Neither north nor south. I'm in the eastern mountains of WV so our growing season is shorter. This February has been record breaking as far as snow goes for us. I haven't seen my SFG for a long time, and until today they were just bumps in the snow. Much to my amazement, the shallots I planted last Fall have survived and are looking very healthy. Can't wait to plant my lettuces!

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Is NC upper south or mid-atlantic?

Post  paynjk7 on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:18 pm

If KY is upper south, then is NC? Just trying to figure out where I should be. We are having our first warm weekend here and I got out and planted sugar snaps today! Also enjoying my indoor lettuce, eggplant, chard, and tons of flower sprouts. Sorry to all of you still covered in snow...spring is coming soon! Jen

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Post  pattipan on Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:01 pm

@paynjk7 wrote:If KY is upper south, then is NC? Just trying to figure out where I should be. We are having our first warm weekend here and I got out and planted sugar snaps today! Also enjoying my indoor lettuce, eggplant, chard, and tons of flower sprouts. Sorry to all of you still covered in snow...spring is coming soon! Jen


I don't think NC is Upper South, except for maybe the Blue Ridge area. Here's the best place to find your zone: http://www.garden.org/zipzone/

Once you enter your zip code and it gives you the result page with your Zone #, click on the link for the Regional report and it will tell you which one you're in.

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Post  ander217 on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:54 am

Patti,

Thanks so much for posting the address for garden.org zipzone. I checked, and my area of Missouri is definitely Upper South. The region for Upper South appears to begin around Wichita Falls, TX, and moves slightly northeastward, taking in Oklahoma City and most of central Oklahoma, extreme southern MO, most of the north half of Arkansas (Little Rock is just below the line in the Mid-South region), the southern edges of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio, the entire state of Kentucky, northwestern TN (Nashville is just below the line), the entire state of West Virginia, and western and northern Virginia.

I always thought we were Mid-South here. Most maps I've seen list our growing area as 7, but this one says we are 6b.

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Re: The black hole of KY

Post  cliftyman on Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:08 am

Curious Kentuckians.... we are the melting pot of the US, the crossroads of America (sorry IN).

Good ole Abe knew it....

I'm having good luck with the garden this year... and yes my compost heap is sprouting some nice veggies too!
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compost veggies

Post  ander217 on Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:57 pm

Our daughter in Austin, TX emailed me a photo yesterday to ask if I could identify the plants growing on top of her compost pile.

She has the nicest crop of potatoes sprouted there. Now she doesn't know whether to use the compost or leave it alone and let her potatoes grow. They are big enough to begin blooming soon, so I suggested she wait another month or two at least until she can scrabble out a few new potatoes. Ours here, so carefully planted in our row-style garden, are only about four inches tall and the moles are wreaking havoc with them. (Actually, it's the dogs digging for the moles that are doing the wreaking, wrecking, whatever.)

I'll be so glad when we can convert more of the garden to SFG.
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