Garden Climate Zones

Garden climate zones is a must know how in order to have a wider idea on which type of plant will grow or survive on different climate zones. Planting under the right weather and the right temperature is a very important consideration for optimum plant growth. The atmospheric condition of the place where you are in would determine which plants would survive in your garden.

Different climate zones have different plants growing in them. These climate zones are largely determined by the average temperature during the winter season and the date of the last frost of winter.

When you buy pre-packaged seeds in the market, you will see in the label instructions on how to plant them, the amount of sunlight that the plant needs and also the garden climate zone rating. This should tell you whether that particular plant is appropriate and will fare well in the climate zone you are living in. Should you choose to pick plants that do not grow naturally in your climate zone, you might notice that they do not grow as well as the plants native in your climate zone because the temperature and atmospheric condition is not conducive for that particular plant’s growth.

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Climate zones are a foreign concept to consider to beginning gardeners. However, it is imperative that the climate zone be considered when planting.

Yet, how do you know which garden climate zone you live in and what plants will grow well in your respective plant zone? It is not too difficult to figure out actually since there is a climate zone map made by the USDA that divides the entire US into color-coded and numbered sections. Each color and number represents a climate zone for a particular area in.

You can search for that particular map in the internet and you can get it for free. Just take note of what numbered climate zone your area belongs to so that you can get started in choosing that plants that grow best in your area.

Since there are certain plants that would not fare well in a particular garden climate zones, then this poses a problem to people who are interested in creating gardens that are inspired from foreign countries. Take for example a tropical garden. Lot of people would love to see palm trees and lush foliage in their garden that is reminiscent of the Hawaiian tropics. Now, if you live in a temperate zone then the most that your tropical garden will be at the height of its beauty is during summer alone. On winter most of the plants you have placed in the tropical garden will fade save aw few resilient ones who could survive the winter frost. Bearing this lesson in mind, then perhaps you might reconsider putting up a garden that uses plants that are not native in your climate zone. It is really quite an investment having those plants delivered from wherever they came from only to have them die out when the season changes and it become unbearable for them to survive.

However, if you insist on planting exotic plants that are not native to your garden climate zones, then you better have an alternative area for them to be placed when winter comes in. You can build a greenhouse or you can place them indoors inside your home,

Truly, knowing which garden climate zones you are is very helpful in determining which plants you should grow in your garden.

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