In the zone

by Amy

Here’s a clue (less of a clue and more an obvious answer, thanks to some paperwork being finalized) where I’m going to be gardening at next spring:

But according to this, I’ll be in zone 3b to 4a, where the official Canada hardiness map indicates 1b to 2a:

(yeah Alberta is a big province, a more narrowed down location will be forthcoming at a later date)

Thankfully my awesome mother in law has a nice (raised bed because of horrid clay soil) garden so I’ll have some help with my new challenge!

And a greenhouse will be built… a nice big beautiful greenhouse with a wood stove (thank you to a facebook follower for that suggestion)!

Are you in a cold climate? What is your favorite vegetable to grow? Any tips for this spoiled pacific northwest-er that can grow almost everything except citrus?

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upinak August 2, 2011 - 8:23 am

For clay, goand have it tested for the type of clay it is. I have clay that is more like a river silt. I added sand, peat moss and coffee grinds (which keeps it acidic) and only plant acid like/love plants like squash, broccoli and cauliflower… stuff like that.

Since you have a 3 or 4 range, you are going to learn how to do a lot indoors.