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In the Zone

Plan your garden with the USDA plant hardiness zone map.

Before deciding on the crops for your urban farm this year, use the USDA's updated plant hardiness zone map to make sure the ones you choose can brave the climate in your area. Then read plant tags and seed packets to determine the best time for outdoor planting and if the varieties you want to plant will flourish or flop

New on the latest map are two new zones, 12 and 13, which appear on maps for Hawaii and Puerto Rico. You can also view detailed information about your zone down to your street, here. Also available for download are print-quality, simplified and interactive maps, as well as a map based on the zip code you type in.

2012 USDA Zone Map

Graphics courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture

 

Interactive Hardiness Zone Map 

 

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Andrew, Columbus, OH
Posted: 3/30/2014 5:51:33 AM
Verry useful map. Now there's no way you can make a mistake and waste time and energy planting something that has no chance of growing in your region.
ana, fyewg, AL
Posted: 3/11/2014 6:00:39 AM
Dante - I'm near you so I noticed that, too. Guess that's global warming at work. Good for some crops but really bad news for New England maple sugaring I hear.
Jean, Framingham, MA
Posted: 2/27/2014 4:44:37 AM
I remember being in Zone 4, now according to this chart my area is in 6b. Seems like I gained a couple more hardiness growing season on some plants.
Dante, Hyde Park, MA
Posted: 11/15/2013 10:35:56 AM

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