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According to the Map I'm Zone 6 but I was told to go by Zone 5 because of elevation.Anyone else have this problem.One thing that helps me I think is my Garden is at top of a ridge where it can get some wind and move the air around.

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Elevation can effect the 'micro-climate' due to wind current changes, exposure, etc. I wouldn't worry about it too much... If it really bothers you, and there's not a zone 5 variety for the plant you wish to try, start indoors early, or offer a little protection on colder, windy days and at night for a while. One zone either way hasn't really affected anything I've done - here in IL (700 f.a.s.l.), or at 4000 feet in the mountains of Idaho. My saved seeds have worked perfectly well in both areas, but then I start most everything I can indoors anyway... Just too impatient I guess! Really just depends on how much work you want to do, and how much the particular plants can handle.

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