Q.Not A Question But A Positive Comment
I read your suggestions for a sun map of the garden. This is an outstanding idea. I plan to try it. I live in the southeastern portion of the United States, southeast Texas, on the border of zones 8b/9, to be exact. We have a long growing season, and mutabiity is the operative word here, which requires a gardener to be flexibile and patient! Lol. It might be helpful for those of us who live in the southeast with long growing seasons to have a seasonal sun map, or even a monthly sun map. Each month the sun patterns in my garden change, and for those who have only a few months to garden, it would not be as important, but I plant all year, almost, and often scatter seeds every month, depending upon the season, where the sun will be during the crucial time when bloom is pending, and what other needs my seeds/plants may need. We have a variety of trees and outbuildings that make microclimates throughout our property, but these microclimates change as well, depending upon the time of year. I hope you will consider mentioning this, with any helpful suggestions your garden experts may be willing to share, the next time you write about sun mapping. Your ideas and expertise are always so helpful. Thank you for this article about sun mapping. You have given me a new project! I will do this, but I will do it by the month, and include the seeds and plants that will work for those times, including when to plant them. This is a great deal more work, certainly, but will make an excellent resource for years to come for those of us who garden in the southeast. I like the fact that this is a completely customized activity, and it will be unique for each person’s property and gardening spots. I enjoy your emails. Thank you so much for taking time to read my comments. Best gardening!
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Thank you for the suggestion! I will pass it along to the editor.