This is a rough seed sowing guide!!
There is a huge range within climate zones given, speak to experienced gardeners in your area to find out more.
No garden is the same. Soil type and protection, or exposure, from wind can make big differences to what can be grown in one garden compared to the one just ‘over the fence’. Gardeners are always learning; to know the seasons, whether or not you get a frost (and if you do when they ‘usually’ start and finish), the direction of prevailing or damaging winds onto your property, the best and healthiest inputs and your soil types will help your garden grow. Understanding the micro-climates within your property can help you extend the season at either end and greatly increase your harvest. Simple things, like putting your heat-loving plants, such as tomatoes, eggplants, chilli, against a north facing wall will give them the extra warmth needed for much improved results. Keeping moisture-loving plants sheltered from the wind reduces the demand for watering. In cooler areas start these plants indoors and transplant once the weather and soil has warmed up. This way you will get the best chance of ensuring an early and successful crop if your summer is cut short or does not even really get going.
When spacing your plants and rows remember that the more room that you give them the happier they will be. It is always tempting not to thin or plant them to close but in my experience the plants suffer as they have to compete for water, food and sunshine and there is less airflow between plants, which can promote disease, mildews etc. Adequate spacing will grow bigger, healthier plants that require less food and water.
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