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Thanks @Alaskan ! I'm in Northern Ontario, I believe the latitude here is 46. I guess you and I probably have somewhat similar seasons, at least in terms of length of summer and bitterly cold winters. We don't usually go much below -37 though, and I've read parts of Alaska can go into the minus 50's.
I am on the coast which gives me cool summers, and usually cool, not terribly cold winters.

The warm waters from Japan come up my way. ;)

Interior Alaska is where those terrifyingly low temps occur, and I am very glad to be far away from those areas!

However, I live up on a hill.... which means I have about a month LESS of growing season than those living on "the flat" or "the bench" which is only 20 to 300 feet above sea level.

I am up at 1,300 feet above sea level, but can still see the ocean (well, the bay).

So.... I am MUCH warmer than you in the winter.... but less light.

Are you land-locked enough that you stay dry with little snow?

Our snowfall is highly variable, but we definitely stay humid.
 

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:th:duc:ep:ep:eek: Oh my!! My winters rarely see much that's below 30. It's considered extremely bad when we get the very rare teens. I cannot ever remember even single digits. Surely nothing with a minus or I wouldn't be here writing this!!!!

You guys are beyond my idea of a place to live. Really??? Below temps??? :idunnoim cold just reading it.
 

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Welcome from the more western part of Va.... BRRRRR please don't send your weather down this way.....no offense but I have absolutely NO DESIRE to have minus 37 .... we have occasional minus 10... lasts for a day or 2...
One thing though... is your -37 in C or F???? Because your 0 in C is our 32 F.... more or less..... and we get down occasionally to -10 in F.....

No matter, either one is COLD!!!!!

Do you have a greenhouse like @Alaskan for growing plants????
Whoops, just reread your post so yes you do have a greenhouse...
That's in Celsius @farmerjan , and it is darn cold!! Yes, winters are long and a chore to get through, especially in February and March. But having had a very hot summer (for us) in the plus 30's, up to 40 C with humidex, I realize I handle cold better than hot. I find it easier to warm up, than cool off! Also, the + of long freezing winters is we have very little soil pathogens. I almost never see diseases, like wilts or blights in my gardens, if I do it is caused by heavy rains. And I deal with few bugs as well. I'd still prefer your climate I think! But the snakes up there do really scare me....:hide
 

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I am on the coast which gives me cool summers, and usually cool, not terribly cold winters.

The warm waters from Japan come up my way. ;)

Interior Alaska is where those terrifyingly low temps occur, and I am very glad to be far away from those areas!

However, I live up on a hill.... which means I have about a month LESS of growing season than those living on "the flat" or "the bench" which is only 20 to 300 feet above sea level.

I am up at 1,300 feet above sea level, but can still see the ocean (well, the bay).

So.... I am MUCH warmer than you in the winter.... but less light.

Are you land-locked enough that you stay dry with little snow?

Our snowfall is highly variable, but we definitely stay humid.
We have TONS of snow! A few years ago there was so much snow that the covered carport we enter to get to the front door of the house required going down a small hill of snow. It was like climbing down a snowbank into an underground tunnel to get into the house. That was wild! But it was a bit unusual to get that much.
 

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:th:duc:ep:ep:eek: Oh my!! My winters rarely see much that's below 30. It's considered extremely bad when we get the very rare teens. I cannot ever remember even single digits. Surely nothing with a minus or I wouldn't be here writing this!!!!

You guys are beyond my idea of a place to live. Really??? Below temps??? :idunnoim cold just reading it.
:lol:

I get through by wearing a full fledge snowsuit, like a snowmobile outfit, whenever I go out - to sled with the kids, walk the dog, shovel snow. Lots of layers, thick multiple wrapping scarves over a hood, good mitts and wool socks. I have one coat which is very parka like that goes to my ankles, plus I wear ski pants under that! I don't like to feel cold! Lol
 

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We have TONS of snow! A few years ago there was so much snow that the covered carport we enter to get to the front door of the house required going down a small hill of snow. It was like climbing down a snowbank into an underground tunnel to get into the house. That was wild! But it was a bit unusual to get that much.
We had that one year, in the over 20 years I have been here... I felt like we were living in a hobbit hole!
 

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:th:duc:ep:ep:eek: Oh my!! My winters rarely see much that's below 30. It's considered extremely bad when we get the very rare teens. I cannot ever remember even single digits. Surely nothing with a minus or I wouldn't be here writing this!!!!

You guys are beyond my idea of a place to live. Really??? Below temps??? :idunnoim cold just reading it.
In February of this year, we got to -6F!! MINUS SIX. I've never in my life experienced minus degrees and it is fine with me if I never do again. 2 ice storms and 2 snow storms, 10 inches of ice and snow. Y'all can have your cold, long winters--keep them up there!
 

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