Upstate NY Winter Sowers (any Zone 4s out there?)
I've been going over the messages on WS in the Upstate NY forum as I am finally getting the jitters about WS'in where I was carefree a few days ago.
I think my jitters come from:
1. Predicted windchills of -12 below zero
2. Being in what I believe to be a micro-zone but with no data to confirm that. Sone catalogs say I'm in Zone 5 and some say Zone 4.
3. I read in the MN gardening forum that those in Zone 3 have different WS rules (ie, WS in fall or else wait until March due to extreme cold temps in December). Could this be Zone 4 as well?
I can't tell where I am on this spectrum.
Anyway, are there rules specific to us Upstate New Yorkers that maybe wouldn't apply to those in warmer climates?
When did you all typically start your WS'in in the past?