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hey all i grow plants as my hobby and i never did a whole lot of research on the actual gardening info besides with specific plants id just put them in pots or the ground depending on the plant and if it grew it grew if not oh well so forgive me for the question but can someone explain what hardiness zones are? 

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It is the minimal temperature that a plant can tolerate and live = cold hardy.

 

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

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BR:  Based on where you are on the map posted by SF, it will help you to choose plants that are well adapted to your climate.  For example, I live in Zone 4.  So, if I want to be sure a plant will succeed in my yard, I might choose a plant that's rated Zone 3 - 6 over one that's rated Zone 4 - 7.  And any plants that are rated >/= zone 5 are a waste of time for me, unless I plan to dig them up and bring them in every fall.

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My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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ooh ok thanks you guys :) i knew something was up when certain plants wouldnt even try to sprout 

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