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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 13, 2013 9:41 AM CST

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In case you're curious about how much attention the calendar app has received, I've been compiling a list of all the media outlets that have mentioned the calendar webapp. My list is not exhaustive, but somewhat complete.

The list does not include any of the activity on facebook or twitter.

http://garden.org/apps/calendar/press/
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jmorth
Feb 13, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Impressive!
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Name: Carole
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Feb 13, 2013 9:52 AM CST
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 13, 2013 9:54 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! WONDERFUL Dave - Big time CONGRATS Thumbs up
Name: Vicki
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vic
Feb 13, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Some cool websites too Thumbs up
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 13, 2013 10:41 AM CST

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I agree
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 13, 2013 11:09 AM CST

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You love making lists! Big Grin I love seeing them!
(Santa Cruz, CA messed up your last name. Hilarious! )
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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 13, 2013 11:28 AM CST

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You are right about me and lists. Smiling

I didn't even notice that Santa Cruz misspelled my name. Oh well. that's my reward for having an unusual name. Doesn't bother me. Sticking tongue out
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 13, 2013 11:34 AM CST

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I am getting 'trained' by a master in spotting misspellings! Sticking tongue out
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Bubbles
Feb 13, 2013 11:43 AM CST
That's great!
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Feb 13, 2013 12:18 PM CST
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valleylynn
Feb 13, 2013 7:13 PM CST
Hurray! That is so exciting Dave.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 13, 2013 10:59 PM CST
Dave,

Congrats! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I have some questions about the garden planting calendar.

Who 'makes up' the dates?

I live in Hebron, KY (northern KY), zip code is 41048 and I get this.....

On average, your frost-free growing season starts Apr 20 and ends Oct 17, totalling 180 days.

I used to live in Centerville, OH (suburb of Dayton, OH), zip code is 45459, which is A LOT FARTHER NORTH of where I live now and I get this...... Grumbling Grumbling Grumbling

On average, your frost-free growing season starts Apr 11 and ends Oct 30, totalling 202 days.

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Sorry, but I don't agree with it. It should be the other way around for those two zip codes.

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 13, 2013 11:54 PM CST

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Are there differences in altitude or in terrain? Maybe the 45459 area is more sheltered or higher up. Frost settles in valleys.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 14, 2013 12:18 AM CST
Zuzu,

I might have to do a google search on the two zips. Thanks for mentioning it! Thumbs up
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Feb 14, 2013 12:28 AM CST

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And I believe Dave said the info is pulled from various local weather stations.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 14, 2013 1:17 AM CST
Thanks Sue! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up

I did a search and found

Centerville, OH 45459 (Montgomery County)

Centerville, Ohio, United States [Place] is in Montgomery County; location is 39°37'42"N 84°9'34"W; elevation is 1,020 feet [SourceGSP]

[url=www.placesnamed.com/c/e/centerville.asp]www.placesnamed.com/c/e/centerville.asp[/url]

Hebron, KY 41048 (Boone County)

Hebron, Kentucky, United States [Place] is in Boone County; location is 39°3'57"N 84°42'4"W [SourceGSP]

http://www.placesnamed.com/h/e/hebron.asp

Centerville, OH Elevation Range, 830 - 991 ft (also found elevation 903 ft.)

Hebron, KY Elevation: 870 feet

I still want to cry :crying:! Here I thought that since I was living a lot farther south, that I'd have 'better numbers'! Crying Crying Crying

It's strange that I have 3 sets of elevation for Centerville, OH 45459

Elevation is 1,020 feet
Elevation Range, 830 - 991 ft
Elevation 903 ft.

I guess I should add that in Hebron, KY, that we're not far from the OH River (we're south of Cincinnati, OH and part of the Greater Cinn.,OH area), whereas, in Centerville, OH, it's all land surrounding it.

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Feb 14, 2013 7:18 AM CST

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The US dates on the calendar are derived from the NCDC publication:

http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/climatenormals/climat...

I'm using the 80% chance dates for the US and they seem pretty accurate from what I can see.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 15, 2013 2:09 AM CST
Thanks Dave! I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

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Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
Feb 15, 2013 7:37 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.

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