I hit publish on my first garden post last week, and soon after, I received the same question in my inbox over and over again: “Do I garden in Zone 6 like you do? How can I know?”
The USDA offers a simple calculator and a plant hardiness map right here. Simply enter your zip code and you will be given your Growing Zone in return!
Knowing your planting zone is useful when you are selecting plants that will grow well in your area, and when you are new to gardening, early success brings confidence. It is best to select seeds that will grow well in your zone.
This year, I am going to be growing flowers from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and Johnny’s Select Seeds. Both of these companies provide incredible amounts of information about each seed they offer, and I will explain each step of the process as I grow their flowers in my garden this summer. Follow along here and with the tag #aSummerOfGardenBlooms on Instagram! And please, send any other beginner gardener questions my way. I could talk flowers allllll day long:)