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Location: Sonoma County, CA
Hardiness Zone: 9
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We have a place in the Mayacamas Mountains between St. Helena and Santa Rosa, CA. We did not plant a garden the first summer, but by 2006 we got one started. Jan is always scratching in the dirt and I do the heavy lifting.

It gets very cold at our elevation (1400 ft.) and we have a lack of sunlight due to a mountain ridge south of us. We usually are forced into a late start in the spring and have difficulty getting vegetables to mature. Flowers, bushes, plants, etc. must be freeze and deer resistant. Luckily, our main garden area is fenced and protected from the deer, but not from the varmints.

We have issues with moles in the yard, chipmunks in the garden, and who knows what that likes to eat pumpkins and watermelons when they first sprout.

-- Todd & Jan @ winecountrywhimsy - Sonoma County, CA

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GrandmaT

5389 posts in 3567 days
hardiness zone 9

posted 03-31-2009 06:47 AM

Hello and WELCOME to GT!! :-)

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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jroot

5121 posts in 3319 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-01-2009 09:42 PM

Welcome to GT, Winecountrywhimsy. I am glad to see that you are an active member, jumping in already. Bravo! You certainly have some challenges with your gardening site. We’d love to hear of your successes.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Bon

7374 posts in 3469 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-01-2009 11:05 PM

Hello and welcome to GT.

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3689 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 04-04-2009 04:24 PM

hi and welcome!

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Eklectic

1824 posts in 3489 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 04-20-2009 12:54 PM

Hi and welcome to GT!

-- Eklectic, Follow my Bliss, South East Ontario 5a

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