MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Many Minnesotans love to do gardening once the weather is nice enough.

However, a new study by mail order gardening company Breck’s lists Minneapolis as the ninth worst city in the U.S. for “green thumbs.”

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Brecks says the average temperatures are frigid, the precipitation levels are less than ideal and the growing season is only 161 days.

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It could be worse, though. Ranking in the top slots for the worst cities were Hartford, Connecticut; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Providence, Rhode Island.

When it comes to the best cities for growing a garden, Florida reigned supreme, taking the top three slots with Orlando, Miami and Tampa. California also had five cities in the top dozen.

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