Are you a beginning gardener and want to start planting today?
There are a few things to think about before jumping right in with both feet. First, are your plants annual or perennial? Secondly, will they grow in your climate? To help you answer these questions, it is important to know your United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zone.
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 11 separate planting zones; each growing zone is 10°F warmer (or colder) in an average winter than the adjacent zone. To find your particular hardiness zone, visit the USDA website; the button is down below. Once you have entered your zip code, you will be presented with a map that shows your local gardening zone and the average winter temperatures for your area.
Once you know what zone you are in, it is time to start researching which plants will work best for your growing zone. There are many resources available to help you find plants that thrive in your gardening zone. Plant nurseries, local botanical gardens, and online websites can provide valuable information about what will grow best in your area. Knowing what type of plants work best for the hardiness zone you live in will lead to a successful and productive garden.
Knowing your gardening zone is an essential step for any gardener looking to plant new plants and ensure their success. With this information in hand, you can confidently choose the right plants for your garden and ensure a successful harvest. So what are you waiting for? Find your gardening zone today!