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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Planning your garden by zone

Do you know your garden zone?


Before you plant outside, you need to know your hardiness zone!
Finding out what zone you are in, is as easy as knowing your zipcode.


You will need to know this information to give you an idea of what to plant, when to plant, and even how to plant.

I personally live in zone 8. For me, this means a MUCH longer growing season, and a much earlier time to plant in the Spring. Also, there are many more winter plants that I can grow with little chance of them freezing and dying.

But, even if you cannot plant outside any time soon, there is a LOT you can plant inside even now.

Start your tomatoes! There is no such thing as having tomatoes too early! If needed you can grow them quite easily in 5 gallon buckets. Tomatoes are self pollinating, so as much as I love bees, I do not need them as much for my tomatoes!

Start your cool weather veggies!!! Brussel Sprouts. Broccoli. Cauliflower. 

Greens! 
Prepare for those greens!
Start your garden beds for those wonderful greens!

Onions? Are you planning onions? Get those beds ready!

Do you need to turn under more natural manure? Time to get that rocking!