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Gardening Hardiness Zones

Gardening Hardiness Zones infographic

When planting a garden, it is best to understand which crops will preform best in different climate zones. Avant Gardening has developed the Gardening Hardiness Zones infographic for the gardener in any part of the United States.

We love the changing seasons, but we definitely miss spending time in our gardens. Every winter, we are starting to wonder when we can begin planting again. 

So, when can we get back out there? The best time for starting your garden depends on where you live. That’s why every gardener knows their USDA Plant Hardiness zone.

A hardiness zone, as defined by Wikipedia, is a “geographically defined area in which a specific category of plant life is capable of growing, as defined by climatic conditions, including its ability to withstand the minimum temperatures of the zone.” 

The USDA sets the zones based on the average annual extreme minimum temperature during a 30-year period in the past. The zones are not determined by the lowest temperature that has ever occurred or what is predicted to occur.

Know Your Hardiness Zone

So, how do you know which zone you’re in? The USDA has created a very detailed map outlining the US and how the zones are broken down. This resource is second-to-none when it comes to hardiness zones.

Once you determine in which hardiness zone you reside – and it is as simple as visiting the USDA map and clicking the mouse on your location - you can use this information to better plan your garden. 

Thanks to Deirdre for sending in the link!

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Reader Comments (3)

Thanks for sharing this cool infographic, very useful information to about the various plants . This will help in planting the plants according to their season and temperature.You can also check out some amazing facts and information about gardening and landscaping at the GARDENING NORTHSIDE official website.
July 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGARDENING NORTHSIDE
In comparison to urban regions we have found that people are more success in gardening especially in rural regions. Most probably due to several possible reasons like the quality of soil is quite better in rural sector rather than urban regions, we have found enough space in rural regions and the most important part climatic condition. Especially in USA we have found different zones which are divided into parts to identify the suitable zone for gardening; here in this article we have found a graphical image which describe that on which part of USA gardening is suitable and also we can recognize the hardiness zones.
July 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShaun Baldwin
I can't wait for the gardening to start again. The winter has never been so long for me! I started my first garden last spring and I had so much fun trying to grow vegetables. I am not really experienced so this infographic is very helpful. I have found really interesting infographics that will help me with gardening next year! Here is one that found on Behance : https://www.behance.net/gallery/32813791/The-Best-Time-to-Plant-Vegetables
January 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHarriet Owens

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