What Is a Plant Hardiness Zone?

Before You Start Gardening

If you're just getting into gardening, first learn which you live in. Your zone number, developed by the Natural Resources Canada, lets you know which plants will do best in your yard based on the climate you live in.

´╗┐Planting in Your Zone

You'll find that most plants and seeds you buy will come with a label listing their Plant Hardiness Zones

Other Weather Factors to Consider

Keep in mind that you should consider several other factors in addition to your Hardiness Zone. These include the type of soil you're working with, altitude, moisture, humidity, heat and wind.

Going Native

Knowing your Plant Hardiness Zone is important, but it's easy to grow a vibrant and healthy garden by working with plants that are native to your region.