When is it safe to plant your Garden?

When is it safe to plant your Garden?

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We have many different hardiness zones in the United States. What may be safe to plant on Mother’s Day in my hardiness zone of 6a, may be a terrible idea to plant in your hardiness zone of 5a. Just as I cannot plant as early as those of you in Florida can plant up in western New York, you may not be able to plant as early as I can out in Colorado.

So how do you know when it is safe to move those seedlings out into the backyard dirt?US Climate Normals has a great, interactive freeze probability data chart! This is the data retirn I get for New York State. When you choose your state, a pdf pops up!

Once you know your plant hardiness zone as well as your US climate normals you can decide when it is exactly you can start your seedlings indoors (assuming you are not nursery buying), and when you can (fairly) safely move those seedlings outdoors.

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