Make the Best Planting Decisions With the USDA’s Hardiness Zone Map

The agency has an interactive map on its website to help you determine which plants do best in your region. It has detailed information down to the street where you live.

by Dani Yokhna
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Before deciding on the crops for your 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 whether the varieties you want to plant will flourish or flop.

You can 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.

USDA hardiness zone map

Graphics via the U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA hardiness zone map interactive

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