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Planting Calendar – Zone 5

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Zone 5 stretches from coastal shores to the plains of the midwest with widely varying environments. One thing is consistent though, cold winters and short growing seasons. The average minimum temperature in Zone 5 is -20 to -10 degrees F. The average last frost date in Spring for Zone 5 falls beginning to mid-April with another growing season typically taking place in Fall before the first frost hits in October. Zone 5 is ideal for using raised garden beds and transplanting of crops grown indoors or from a greenhouse to ensure the plants are hardy enough for the cooler temperatures.

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