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Jan 2, 2013 06:50 AM

Seed to Seed Region equivalent for non-U.S. area (Brisbane, Queensland)

Hello all, I have just ordered a copy of Seed to Seed by Suzanne Ashworth. I'm really looking forward to receiving it, but I need to know something.

Some of the information is broken up into U.S. Regions:
Mid-Atlantic, Southeast/Gulf Coast, Upper Midwest, Southwest, Central West Coast, Maritime Northwest

I am in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I don't know much about U.S. climates and geography.

I can tell you that Brisbane is sub-tropical, humid, frost happens sometimes but infrequently... definitely not every year.

The warmest average max/ high temperature is 29 °C (84 °F) in January, February & December, but we do have some days where it is much hotter - maybe 34 °C (93.2 °F).

The coolest average min/ low temperature is 9 °C (48 °F) in July but the temps can get down to around 4 °C (39 °F).

We are on the coast as well.

Would someone mind telling me which U.S. region would be most similar to my area, if possible? I hope I've given you enough information to go on!

I did do a google search, but couldn't find anything useful.

Many thanks in advance!

Edit: I just found this forum thread which might be useful, I'm reading it now:

This information indicates not as warm as Miami, maybe similar to Florida? Trying to look it up on Google maps but it's not loading.

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  1. Ok, found a map that would load... if similar to Florida, then Southeast/Gulf Coast, does that sound right?

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    1. re: ursy_ten

      I live on the Treasure Coast of Florida (central/south central), and the description of your climate sounds a lot like ours. I think the US plant hardiness zone map equivalent for Brisbane would be the one of the subtropical zones, 9b or 10a.

    2. Here is a month-to-month guide from the Brisbane Organic Growers. This might be easier than trying to convert an American source.

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      1. re: Cybrczch

        That's great - thanks muchly Cybrczch :)