Understand Climate like a Fine Gardener
One key aspect of understand climate like a fine gardener is appreciate it when you are working. So ¿do you know the USDA plant hardiness zone? The United States Department of Agriculture has created a handy plant hardiness zone map for agriculturists and gardeners, updated in 2012, and expanded to 13 zones, to make it easy to quickly identify the one you are working in.
Next we will understand the importance of this type of knowledge that will be useful also when you go away from gardening.
But... Why should I be concerned with all this?
Let’s start with the most common mistake gardeners make when they are starting out. Heck, even experienced gardeners periodically make the same mistake, and that’s attempting to grow the wrong plants in the wrong region or at the wrong time of the year. knowing your regional climate and hardiness zone makes it easier to align the growing season, timing and amount of rainfall, and temperature ranges to ensure the plants you are considering are right to the area in which you are planting them.
Most commercial plant and seed companies will helpfully print the recommended hardiness zone number right on the seed package or plant container so you can refer to it and choose the right plants to your garden. Well, this will affect the times you often need to measure the importance of water to your garden.
So... what is plant hardiness?
Simply put, plant hardiness is a plant’s ability to survive adverse growing climates such as drought, flooding, heat, and cold. The science behind plant hardiness can be complicated. Plant genetics determine the ability of a plant to stand cold temperatures without damage. Each plant cultivated must have different hardiness levels based on their adaptation and genetics.
Even different parts of a plant may be hardy in different ways For example, the cold may cause your beauty perennials to die back. However, the roots are hardy enough to bring new growth in the spring.
This was you a brief example of some aspects you should consider about climate if you want to be a fine gardener. Contact us if you want more specialized advisory.