Zone - Knowledgebase Question

Paradise, CA
Question by donwoodsxx
March 18, 1999
I am trying to find out what zone I'm in so I know what to plant.


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Answer from NGA
March 18, 1999

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USDA Zones are rather broad categories and don't often take into consideration the microclimates involved with elevation or proximity to bodies of water. Gardeners in the western United States have a more detailed resource in the zones as defined in Sunset Western Garden Book. They place you in zone 8, with a mild climate and relatively warm winter temperatures. You can grow most any vegetable in your garden during the summertime. A copy of the book should be available in your local library and will serve as a helpful guide in providing suggestions on which plants will thrive in your area.

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