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Cottonwood Arizona. 86326
Sep 30, 2017 9:46 AM CST
Garden tips. I live in Zone 8. Cottonwood Arizona , how can I get information
That applies to my zone only
Name: Elaine
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Sep 30, 2017 9:54 AM CST
The best way to get localized help is to contact your County Extension service. There are also members on this site from your area, but they won't necessarily chime in with help unless you ask more specific questions, such as how to care for or grow specific plants.

Btw, zone designations don't really help a lot with growing a garden. They are simply based on the average low winter temperatures in your area. Eg. The Pacific Northwest coast is largely also zone 8 but completely different conditions to what you have. Also a large portion of Florida is zone 8 as well.

You obviously have low humidity most of the year, and high summer temperatures, presumably. Many gardeners in surrounding states will have similar growing conditions to yours even if their zones are different. So, I'd advise you to try to come up with specific questions on what you're trying to do in your garden, and ask away. Even though I live in the subtropics of Florida now, I lived in Utah for over 20 years and still garden there at my kids' homes. Just saying, it doesn't have to be someone living in your town for you to get good advice and tips from them.

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Name: Deb
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Sep 30, 2017 12:15 PM CST
You might also poke around on region specific forums, I believe there is one for the SW desert and another one for coastal California. Topics there would likely apply to your area, or you could post questions.
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Oct 1, 2017 5:48 AM CST
Well said, Daisy & Deb. I saw the title and thought I might have something to contribute in response to a specific question, but where I am near AL/FL border, Z8 is a soggy, boggy, swampy, humid area, compared to anywhere in AZ. The average low winter temp might match (which is what garden zones refer to,) but the rest of the data would be so different as to be virtually meaningless to try to swap anecdotes.

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