What does hardiness zone 8a mean?
Also, what plants grow well in zone 8a?
When you are growing plants in Zone 8, think fruit trees and brambles. So many types of fruit trees and shrubs make good choices.
You can grow herbaceous perennial edibles that come back year after year like:
- Prickly pear cactus.
Beside above, what does hardiness zone mean? A hardiness zone is a geographic area defined to encompass a certain range of climatic conditions relevant to plant growth and survival. For example, a plant may be described as "hardy to zone 10": this means that the plant can withstand a minimum temperature of −1 °C (30.2 °F) to 3.9 °C (39.0 °F).
Besides, what can I plant now in Zone 8?
Plant beets, cauliflower, carrots, kale and lettuce in mid-August, and peas and spinach in early September. For zone 8 vegetable gardening, all of these should go into outdoor beds by the end of September. Broccoli and cabbage can go out early in the month, the rest a little later.
When can I plant in Zone 8?
Generally, for zone 8 seed starting you can start the seeds indoors six weeks before the last spring frost date.