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Learn about plant hardiness zones

There are no rules for how and when seeds are planted, but knowing the zone where you are planting is helpful.  To assist you with becoming a successful gardener, learn about the climate zone where you are growing and understand the conditions a particular plant needs to survive.  Learn more about your planting location by looking at the USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Ma (type your address in the search bar).  Once you find your local growing zone, please note it.  When you purchase seed packets, they will provide you with essential information about the specific area and if you should start the seeds indoors or sow directly into the ground.  The seed packet will also indicate how long the seeds will take to germinate and how deep you should plant them.  Growing calendars for your zone are a helpful tool.  You can find a calendar at this link almanac planting calendar.

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