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Thread #81331   Message #1489200
Posted By: GUEST,MMario
20-May-05 - 11:24 AM
Thread Name: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
Subject: RE: BS: Gardening: What are you harvesting?
We are on a ridge - which puts us several weeks behind and several zones colder then locations even a couple miles away. Penn Yan is solidly a zone 5, and gramma's cottage on the lake can be treated as a zone six with confidence. from experience we know that on our property we have to figure zone four is "iffy" and for confidence zone 3. The grape vines are just beginning to leaf out, the apples are just blooming. Forsythia has just barely gone by - it would have lasted longer but we did have a hot day in the last week. But on the other side of the hill (the sheltered side) grapes are almost fully leafed out, apple blossem is gone by, and forsythia is a fading memory.

"frost free" for us is Memorial Day weekend - (I had to dig my car out of a snowbank on Mother's day one year - granted - it melted overnight)

heck - most of the seasonal garden stores around here don't even bother opening until Mother's day.

A killing frost in September isn't unusual though sometimes they hold off until beginning of November (very unusual though)