Is Your Advice For Georgia The Same For Tennessee?
Q: My Georgia-born daughter has bought a home in Martin TN, west of Nashville. Is there much difference between your advice for Georgia and for west Tennessee?
A: The best way to compare different gardening spots is to determine their respective USDA Cold Hardiness zones. Martin is in Zone 7a. Comparatively, downtown Atlanta and northward is Zone 7a. Head south and you are in Zone 7b. I think your daughter would be able to plant anything that says it’s hardy in Zone 7 but she should monitor winter weather for a few years if she lives high on a hill or low in a valley.