Plant Hardiness Zones in North Carolina
Areas in North Carolina Where Plants Are Most Likely to Thrive
Not all plants thrive under the same temperature and climate conditions. Therefore, it is important to know your state’s climate zone so you know what plants you can successfully grow there. Most gardeners use the USDA Hardiness Zone Map to determine what plants thrive in a specific location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. Below is the growing zone for North Carolina. North Carolina is known for its humid, subtropical climate. North Carolina winters are short and mild while summers are oppressively hot. The time in which you should plant your seeds or transplant them outside depends on what planting zone in North Carolina you live in. We recommend growing squash, watermelon, cucumbers, and sweet potatoes here.
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