• Planting Zones

    What You Need to Know for Planting Zone 8 Schedule

    Gardening in general can be quite the challenge. Some years you’ll have success, and other years you might not…. Which is why I’m always searching for tips to share. I’ve compiled some tips and techniques to help you maximize your yield all season long. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this guide will walk you through everything you need to know, from understanding planting zone 8 to choosing suitable vegetables, preparing your soil, planting and maintenance techniques, and managing pests and diseases.  So get ready to enjoy a bountiful harvest with this comprehensive guide to getting the…

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    What You Need to Do: Zone 5 Planting Schedule

    Planting Zone 5 If you’re a homesteader or gardener living in USDA Planting Zone 5, then your zone is known for its cold winters and moderate summers – key planning information when it comes to planting! To help make sure your garden thrives this season (and every season) we’ve created this guide just for you. We’ll walk through the characteristics of USDA Planting Zone 5, as well as provide month-by-month advice on what to plant, how to prepare soil beds and seedlings, and outline strategies for gardening success. So read on to learn more about this unique climate zone and…

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    The Beginner’s Guide to Zone 7 Planting

    Are you a beginner when it comes to growing plants and don’t know where to start? Have you ever looked at a plant tag only to be confused by the planting zone? This guide will help explain what the Planting Zone 7 is and some tips on what kind of plants grow best in this climate.  Happy growing!   Knowing Your Planting Zone is Essential Planting zones are an essential tool for any plant lover, as they allow gardeners to decide which plant varieties can successfully survive and thrive in their climate. They help you determine when your first frost…

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    Planting Guide Zone 9: Here’s Exactly What to Do

    Are you new to gardening in planting zone 9 and looking for guidance on what to do? Look no further because I’ve got you covered.  I’ve set up an easy to follow planting guide on exactly what to do from month to month. Do you live in Zone 9 of the plant hardiness map? Lucky you! With its mild winters and long growing seasons, Zone 9 is ideal for growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Whether you’re an experienced homesteader or a newbie to gardening, this planting guide will provide all the information needed to get your…

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    Quick Guide to Planting Zone 1

    The United States is divided into 13 different zones that serve as a guide for climate by showing temperature ranges and helps you determine which plants thrive within those climates. Learn about planting in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Planting Zone 1 and plants to consider growing. Updated January 21, 2023 Hopefully you now have a basic understanding of the USDA plant hardiness zones, microclimates, and you’ve been able to identify your estimated first and last frost dates. If you haven’t read that blog post yet, be sure to do so! Quick Announcement – Upcoming Project If you’re…

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    The Ultimate Guide to USDA Plant Hardiness Zones & Microclimates

    Welcome to an introduction to the United States Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness Zones. This is a multi-part series that will walk you through the different plant hardiness zones throughout the United States. This intro post will explain what the USDA Plant Hardiness Zones are, how many are designated, discuss terminology, as well as a variety of other information. Making Planting Easier To understand what plants grow in your climate, you must first know what planting zone you live in. I touched upon this subject in my post “How to Determine Your Area’s Frost Dates’. When you buy plants at…