The Virginia growing zones range from 5a to 8a. Growing and hardiness zones are also known as planting zones, and they help gardeners know which plants, vegetables and flowers are best-suited to thrive in an area. Knowing your zone means knowing which plants can survive winter .
The USDA Hardiness Zone Map divides North America into 11 separate planting zones ; each growing zone is 10°F warmer (or colder) in an average winter than the adjacent zone . If you see a hardiness zone in a gardening catalog or plant description, chances are it refers to this USDA map .
On average, your frost-free growing season starts May 1 and ends Oct 30, totalling 182 days. You will find both Spring and Fall planting guides on this page. When to Plant Vegetables in Richmond, Virginia .
|Sow seeds indoors||Feb 21 – Mar 6|
|Transplant seedlings into the garden||May 1 – May 15|
|Direct sow seeds||n/a|
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Given these frost dates, the range of acceptable planting dates in the Tidewater region is between April 10 and May 30. In the Piedmont, the range lies between April 20 and June 9, and in the Mountain region, the range is between May 10 and the end of June.
Zone 2 the tablelands of south east Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, and the uplands of central Tasmania.
When to Plant Vegetables in Zone 9 The growing season in zone 9 typically lasts from late February to early December. Planting season extends all the way to the end of the year if the days are mostly sunny.
Hardiness Zone: 9 Amaryllis. Arugula . Asparagus. Astilbe . Basil. Bee Balm . Beets . Bell Peppers.
Spinach. Sprouts. Squash. Sweet Potatoes. Tomatillo. Tomatoes. Turnips . Watermelons.
In the United States , most of the warmer zones ( zones 9 , 10, and 11) are located in the deep southern half of the country and on the southern coastal margins. Higher zones can be found in Hawaii (up to 12) and Puerto Rico (up to 13).
Zone 5 States
Zone 3 States
|New Hampshire||New York||North Dakota|