Why My Location Setting is Not = My Location
Sunday, 07 Aug 11 Storms 39°C / 103°F
I still live in HI… but I hope to keep gathering useful zone11 gardening data from myFolia by setting my location to SanDiego.
You’ve likely seen ‘San Diego’ as my location lately. I dont live there any longer, but that is in fact where I used to be homed before moving to HI.
I also visit SD regularly to see family who still live there. So in that sense it’s ‘home’ of a sort because it’s a location for holiday gatherings and reunions.
I set someones Folia location as San D recently, as part of the process of showing friends and family how various features of this site work, this was during a visit ‘back home’.
Noticed that by having their location set to SanDiego I can see lots of very useful Zone11 planting and harvesting info for z11, probably the info is tabulated by this site from other SoCal gardeners. And this is info I would also like to have!
So then when I got back to my place in HI I tried setting my account to San Diego, and I was also able to see the z11 planting and harvesting info!
For instance, over the past 10 days while having my location set to SD Ive been able to see that this is a good time of year in Z11 to plant beans, radishes, carrots, and various flowers. And I can also see what other people are harvesting currently in Zone11. Tomatoes, cucumber, boysenberry, and some other things. And I can see that it’s a good time to transplant hydrangeas.
I really find all this z11 planting and harvesting info extremely useful as a gardener- but unfortunately I cannot get any of this awesome gardening info without leaving my location set to SanDiego. :(
Sadly, having my location set to HI has never produced any helpful info at all about planting or harvesting in HI- I only get the error message ‘Not enough data in your location’. Maybe there just arent enough Folians growing things in HI for the feature to work properly?
Regardless, Ive decided to leave my Location feature set to SanD, even tho Im not there anymore. Where I live isnt as important as my Zone, and its also really important to access as much helpful gardening info for my Zone as possible- even if I have to ‘borrow’ the beneficial data from San Diego by having my Location set to a city where I no longer live!
I may also occasionally set my location to other z11 locations which I dont live in. They would be places with a similar climate to HI, such as Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Australia, etc.
The idea is to gather planting and harvesting related information from those similar z11 areas, to provide additional gardening clues for my own climate and region.
Sorry if this causes any confusion!
- This is the latest journal.