Texas Gardening forum: Can someone please verify my zone?

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Name: Lisa Broussard Januska
Summerwood - Houston (Zone 9b)
cajuncutie
Mar 26, 2014 9:25 AM CST
I live in Houston. Somewhere I was told my zone was 8B, due to the fact I'm in Noth Houston? Anyone able to verify, as there are so many zone maps, I am not sure who to believe, although we could be classed as 9, our area gets about 10* cooler at nights at times, than the rest of the area, like say, South Houston does. I searched for one here, but didn't see one? Thank you!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Mar 26, 2014 9:57 AM CST

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The latest USDA zone map was released in 2012 and you can now get pretty specific to your area. Check it out here:

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/

You can also enter your zipcode and it should tell you your zone.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Mar 26, 2014 10:30 AM CST
All except the most extreme north west tip of Harris County fall within zone 9a. The people who tell you that you are in zone 8b are probably going by the old data. The new map released in 2012 that dave links to above pushes our zone further north by several miles. Even within a particular zone, temperatures are going to vary, and you can expect temperature in general to be colder further north, even within the same zone. The USDA map is base on the most extreme cold temperature that you should expect in any given year. So in zone 9a you can expect that the lowest temps you we will receive in this zone are between 20 and 25.
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Name: Lisa Broussard Januska
Summerwood - Houston (Zone 9b)
cajuncutie
Mar 26, 2014 12:20 PM CST
Thank you! That was where I got my zone from, now that I thnk about it.
Name: Misti
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Misti
Mar 27, 2014 2:00 PM CST
I live in southern Montgomery county and even I am in 9a.
TX (Zone 8a)
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Lavanda
Mar 29, 2014 10:24 PM CST
Zones are not written in stone either.

There are slight variations, for example, I think this winter we must have all lost a zone Smiling
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Name: Marylyn
Houston, TX (Zone 9a)
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Marylyn
Apr 1, 2014 12:27 PM CST
I agree Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Linda
SE Houston, Tx. (Hobby) (Zone 9a)
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Gymgirl
Apr 22, 2014 7:48 AM CST
Cutie!

I'm in Houston, too! SE, Hwy 288, near Hobby Airport. Zone 9a. We're practically relatives, LOL!

So, what do you grow?

I'm grow raised bed veggies, and am trying to muster up enough courage to take up all the grass in my back yard and turn it into a dedicated veggie farm, LOL!

I have ENOUGH grass on the front lawn to satisfy most of my immediate neighbors and those in the next subdivision, too!

I just love when I run into a Houston gardener here! Hurray! Hurray!

Linda

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