What Planting Zone Am I In?

Do you know what planting zone you live in? Do you even know why it is important? This is a question that perplexes many new and seasoned gardeners but it does not need to.

Why Planting Zones Are Important

Plant Hardiness Zones are the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive in a location. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

In the continental United States, our zones go from Zone 3 way up in the upper mid-west (brrr) down to Zone 10 down in the lower section of Florida (why yes, I would like a margherita on the beach thank you very much).

In other words, knowing which planting zone you are in will keep you from planting a plant that will not survive in your garden no matter how much love and care you give it. A tropical plant is simply not going to survive the winter in Syracuse, New York.

How To Determine Your Planting Zone

This is easy, and at RightPlantz.com, we have given you the tool to do so right on our Find Plantz page. All you need to be able to do is find your home on a map of the United States.

Start by going to our Find Plantz page (https://rightplantz.com/find-plantz/) and go to little blue question mark to the right of Planting Zone.

 

When you click on it, The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map pops up.

Next, find where you live on the map and either trace the color back to the corresponding number on the map or use the chart to the right of the map to find your Planting Zone. It is that simple.

On our Find Plantz tool, check your zone as one of your plant criteria and we will make sure that only plants that will live in your particular area show up in your search.

Happy gardening!

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