New USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Maps posted

alabamanicole(7b)January 28, 2012

We've been waiting on this a long time, but it's finally out:

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/

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sundog7(7)

I'm in zone 7b, though lately with the kind of weather we've been having, I believe I'm in the Twilight Zone.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 6:28PM
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smurf4288(7b)

yeah i went up to 7b :) thanks for posting
jen

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 9:23PM
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alabamanicole(7b)

I went up to 7b, too, but there's a spot about a mile away as the crow flies still at 7a. Not that I'd be inclined to try and push my zone for so little gain. But I do like that we now have a map that's much more specific and you can really zoom in!

    Bookmark   January 29, 2012 at 10:40PM
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tempskya(Z7B BAMA)

I upgraded from 7b to 8a. Can I grow oranges in Tuscaloosa now? :)

    Bookmark   February 23, 2012 at 5:20PM
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sundog7(7)

Why not? They grow oranges in Knoxville, TN and in Auburn, AL. :)

    Bookmark   February 24, 2012 at 9:22PM
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mrdoitall(7)

alabamanicole, This map has nothing to do with when you plant your garden. This map is made for plant selection. It is telling you that you can grow plants that can take temperatures as low as 5-10 F. You are still in zone 7a for frost dates and when you can safely plant your garden. Hope this helps you and maybe keeps others from planting to soon thinking they are now in zone 7b for planting time.

Later
Dwight

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 12:06PM
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alabamanicole(7b)

Thank you, Dwight, but I do understand that.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 5:31PM
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