Comments On - In the Zone

Hi Carol,
If you click on the links within the text, you'll be taken to the interactive map.
Urban Farm Editor, Lexington, KY
Posted: 1/22/2015 8:32:05 AM
Well to start with it isn't interactive like it says. Second I can't see the writing unless I zoom my screen to 200%.
Carol, Buckeye, AZ
Posted: 1/21/2015 5:46:25 AM
Andrew, Columbus, OH
Posted: 3/30/2014 5:51:33 AM
Verry useful map. Now there's no way you can make a mistake and waste time and energy planting something that has no chance of growing in your region.
ana, fyewg, AL
Posted: 3/11/2014 6:00:39 AM
Dante - I'm near you so I noticed that, too. Guess that's global warming at work. Good for some crops but really bad news for New England maple sugaring I hear.
Jean, Framingham, MA
Posted: 2/27/2014 4:44:37 AM
I remember being in Zone 4, now according to this chart my area is in 6b. Seems like I gained a couple more hardiness growing season on some plants.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 11/15/2013 10:35:56 AM
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 11/9/2013 8:47:38 AM
Thanks for the info.
Greg, Hampstead, MD
Posted: 10/10/2013 2:30:14 PM
Lorna, Poplarfield, MB
Posted: 9/10/2013 7:03:50 PM
Good to know
Annie, Houston, TX
Posted: 5/4/2013 8:00:22 AM
Hello Urban Farm readers! This map does not reflect the latest updates made in 2012. We will be updating this in January. Please check the latest map at our sister site, HobbyFarms.com. http://www.hobbyfarms.com/farm-industry-news/2012/- 01/31/usda-adds-two-hardiness-zones.aspx
Urban Farm Web Editor, Irvine, CA
Posted: 1/2/2013 6:43:25 AM
The Zone map color legend do not depict NE Florida accurately. There is a brown color which is not included in the legend. ?? Hope this is not a reflection of the accuracy of information in your magazine. Just subscribed.
Posted: 12/30/2012 8:05:58 AM
What about the 50th state?
N, Nielsen, HI
Posted: 11/2/2012 9:29:05 PM
I live in Maryland and our state isn't even drawn correctly. How can I use this map? We need a more accurate map.
Gary, Clarksville, MD
Posted: 10/11/2012 6:47:03 PM
colors on map and color codes provided don't make any sense from 8b on down thru 10; i.e. where is the color code for the dark brown shown on the map?
lynn, orange park, FL
Posted: 6/26/2012 4:11:29 AM
plantmaps.com provides a zoom-able map for each state based on USDA data.
Janie, Sunnyvale, CA
Posted: 2/23/2012 6:43:42 PM
This map isn't helpful at all. For my area, the zone should be a four, not a six. If I went according to this map, I would be growing according to conditions in a valley, not in a high desert/mountainous region. I agree with Stephen,Chuck,and Marc. A map broken down by state and county levels with the ability to zoom in to our respective are would be most helpful.
Lisa, Keno, OR
Posted: 1/27/2012 12:10:19 PM
Great to have, but I would like to be able to see my state on it's own. It's a good start.
Stephen, Greenhills, OH
Posted: 12/22/2011 5:50:58 AM
I think it would be helpful to zoom in to regional areas and show the larger cities for reference. I do agree with Bruce from Vegas about his comment on "Microclimates."
Chuck, Reno, NV
Posted: 11/20/2011 5:22:23 AM
More color contrast would help. I'm colorblind, but I imagine those with normal color attenuation must struggle with this, too.
Michael, Capitola, CA
Posted: 8/1/2011 10:33:39 AM
Is there any way to get this as an overlay to a map that allows you to bore down a few levels - say county level?
Marc, Frisco, TX
Posted: 6/15/2011 6:36:24 AM
Don't forget that this is a guideline and not a hard and fast rule. Microclimates abound in all of these zones. You have to know your own area and this is a good place to start, but it is only a start.
Bruce, Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 3/15/2011 9:00:30 AM
while the map is mostly accurate, i do know that in north ga if you follow these maps, you will lose a lot of your garden.. drop it down a number and you will be better off.. example, on map we are 7 a,, in reality, we are 6 a
dilli, ellijay, GA
Posted: 12/28/2010 5:44:07 AM
I guess the real light yellow is 6a?
Bill, Newburgh, IN
Posted: 11/24/2010 6:11:34 AM
Wow! You don't even show Vermont and New Hampshire on the map!!!
Vicky, Underhill, VT
Posted: 8/19/2010 4:53:22 PM
Were I live the zone map is pretty accurate, But I have known my location for many years.
Nils, Piedmont, MO
Posted: 6/7/2010 2:43:16 AM
For the friend from Juneau, I believe a closer examination of the map side by side with Google Earth will reaveal your zone to more likely be closer to zone 2. :)
Melissa, Dayton, OH
Posted: 5/30/2010 11:32:51 AM
Zones are great guidelines but one really had to know their area's proper climate and adjust accordingly.
Galadriel, Lothlorien, ME
Posted: 5/28/2010 11:34:13 PM
Really - Juneau Alaska is NOT zone 6...wonder if someone will ever invent a more accurate zone map to take into account maximum temps, season length, etc. Does anyone have any other ideas?
Judy, Juneau, AK
Posted: 5/18/2010 8:13:50 PM
Your map in messed up! Maine, NH & VT are NOT 1 state, but 3..........very confusing.
Darlene, Urban, NH
Posted: 5/18/2010 1:01:49 PM
Top Products
Gold Standard

*Content generated by our loyal visitors, which includes comments and club postings, is free of constraints from our editors’ red pens, and therefore not governed by I-5 Publishing, LLC’s Gold Standard Quality Content, but instead allowed to follow the free form expression necessary for quick, inspired and spontaneous communication.