where to plant things...

mtoalNovember 6, 2012

Hi Gardenweb!

OK, so I am a newbie and I wanted to plant some things now that I own a small house on a small lot. I live in Southeast Iowa, and the USDA says I live in Zone 5a.

I was wanting to plant, since i like them:

1) a single dwarf peach tree (as shown by PT in diagram)

2) strawberries (as shown by SB in diagram)

Here is a map of my property:

Here is the cement block bounded thing where I wanted to plant the strawberries. I figured it would be a good use of the space. But because it is east-facing I am afraid it will not get enough sun.

Thanks for your comments!!!!

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megamav(5a - NY)

Follow this link and plug in your address.
Then zoom in to see the sun's path on your property.
Be sure to go to "Mode" and select, Path+Rays.
Drag the marker to your planting spot.

You should plant fruit trees on a southern facing side of your property to get the most sun.

-Eric
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Here is a link that might be useful: Sun Path Tool

    Bookmark   November 6, 2012 at 9:49AM
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