Are you interested in understanding planting zone maps? Initially, it may be a bit confusing, but once you understand what you’re looking for, it’s fairly easy to understand.
Growing zones, or planting zones, are specific regions determined by average low winter temperatures in the United States. These zones help determine which plants are suitable for different areas during the winter months.
So, If you're in Canada and planning to buy plants from the U.S., be aware that the zones on these maps are on different scales. To use USDA zones in Canada, you can add one zone to the designated USDA zone. For example, if you're in zone 6 according to the USDA map, consider it roughly comparable to zone 7 in Canada.
For our USA growers, the Plant Hardiness Zone Map divides the states into 13 zones, each representing a specific range of low temperatures. Each zone is further divided into two segments, "a" and "b," representing 5-degree increments.
In Canada, hardiness zones range from 0 to 8, with 0 being the coldest and 8 being the warmest. Each zone in Canada is also divided into sub-zones, such as 2a and 2b, with 2a being colder than 2b.
Greenhouses are Excellent Tools for Overcoming Planting Zone Limitations.
Greenhouses allow precise temperature control, offering optimal growing conditions for greenhouse plants. Greenhouses also provide frost protection, regulate humidity and moisture, and offer protection against extreme weather, pests, and diseases.
You know what this means right? Yes, you can grow strawberries in a greenhouse all winter! All in all, they enable customized growing conditions by controlling environmental factors.
In summary, greenhouses provide a controlled space, expanding the possibilities of plant cultivation. They help overcome planting zone limitations and adverse weather conditions.
You are now equipped with enough knowledge about growing zones and the power of greenhouses, get yourself a greenhouse for winter growing. Get to embracing your inner gardener and create a thriving garden oasis, regardless of your planting zone. Enjoy gardening!