Plant Hardiness Zones in Virginia
Areas in Virginia 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 Virginia. Virginia is known for its humid subtropical climate. The state experiences moderate rainfall throughout the year. Virginia is also affected by hurricane season, which runs from early June to late November. The time in which you should plant your seeds or transplant them outside depends on what planting zone in Virginia you live in. We recommend growing corn, peas, cabbage, turnips, carrots, and beets here.
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