When it comes to gardening, it really comes down to the zone in which you live. Within the United States, zones can range anywhere from 1A to 12B. This article will include information about year-round gardening based on the most common zones so if you are unfamiliar with your zone, check out this map.
Year-round gardening is obviously possibly in the warmer parts of the United States, but often folks in colder regions feel at a loss when fall arrives and frost follows. The good news is year-round gardening is possible in pretty much every zone, even in some bitterly cold regions of Alaska.
When it comes to extending your growing season, it really depends on your climate. People who live in a zone 3, for example, don’t really have to worry about a frost and just have to mulch or otherwise protect ground crops. Let’s take a look at some options for extending your season:
Not surprising at all, greenhouses are the best (and depending on the zone, the only) way to garden year-round. Greenhouses are typically above ground structures that can really be any shape. Traditional greenhouses generally resemble a shed and a steel structure with glass. There are also hoop houses, which as the name suggests, are a greenhouse that is rounded due to the hoop ribs used.