Understanding garden zones is so important if you want to have a hearty garden. Some plants will thrive in one area and completely fail in others! Also, when you are buying seeds, they will usually come with indications as to what zone they will work in.
When you get started gardening, figuring out your first zone is the first step you should take. That will dictate the research you do, the kind of seeds you can buy, when your growing season is, when you should start your seeds, and so on. You can find online forums specifically for your zone and consult with gardeners across the globe facing the same environmental factors, weather patterns, seasonal changes, etc. as you are!
This infographic from Homesteading.com is perfect for quickly discerning what your growing zone is, along with some handy tips for certain vegetables and zones. Very useful!
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