UK & Ireland Planting Zones

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The UK and Ireland has been divided into planting or hardiness zones it’s good to have some idea of what zone you are in to get a guide for what will grow well when.  I got this map from Wikipedia they have lots of great information about this.

UK_zonemap

Owing to the moderating effect of the North Atlantic Current on the Irish and British temperate maritime climate, Britain, and Ireland even more so, have milder winters than their northerly position would otherwise afford. This means that the hardiness zones relevant to Britain and Ireland are quite high, from 7 to 10, as shown below.
  • 7. In Scotland the Grampians, Highlands and locally in the Southern Uplands, in England the Pennines and in Wales the highest part of Snowdonia.
  • 8. Most of England, Wales and Scotland, parts of central Ireland, and Snaefell on the Isle of Man.
  • 9. Most of western and southern England and Wales, western Scotland, also a very narrow coastal fringe on the east coast of Scotland and northeast England (within 5 km of the North Sea), London, most of Ireland, and most of the Isle of Man.
  • 10. Very low lying coastal areas of the southwest of Ireland and the Isles of Scilly.
  • The chart here shows the temperature range for each zone.

 

 

2 comments

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    • Thanks for the comment kids seeds packs are a great way to give it a try. Often there a few different types of veggies so you get to see what works.

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