Ask a Question forum: Zone 9A and 9B differences

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Dec 5, 2016 12:22 PM CST
I currently live in Sacramento, Ca and have a successful year-round garden in zone 9B -25-30 F°. I am moving in a few weeks to Kelseyville, Ca where the winter is just a bit colder. The USDA plant hardiness zone map indicates that this is zone 9A 20-25 F°.

Currently. my winter garden is full of kale, chard, beets, carrots, cabbage, cilantro and a few end-of-season tomatoes, and peppers.

It does not seem like a big difference, but I am wondering about garden success for zone 9A and temperatures that can potentially drop down into the teens. Any advice?
Name: Porkpal
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Dec 5, 2016 1:13 PM CST
I am in either 9a or 8b depending upon the source, and we rarely have temperatures as cold as 25. I can't remember ever being in the teens. Most of the vegetables you are growing do fine in our winters.

May 3, 2018 4:12 PM CST
I am Sooooooo new at starting to know what plant and what flowers,I can grow in South Florida, specifically, Brandon, Florida 33510. I found from one site that I'm 9b. I bought some Angelonia's, then come to find out, on the pot it lists it as an Annual.....then I see,on the internet it's a perennial in certain zones. I was in the zone listed. Gets confusing!
Name: Zuzu
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May 3, 2018 4:50 PM CST

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Angelonia is a perennial. It's treated as an annual in the colder zones. Some Angelonias are hardy only to zone 10, so don't be surprised if yours die in winter.

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