Here's your October gardening guide for North America's USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 3-10. (Did you know that the USDA Hardiness Zones have changed?)
If you don’t know what USDA Plant Hardiness Zone you live in, check the map here to find out.
We've left off zones 1–2 (far-north Alaska) and zones 11–13 (small section of the Florida Keys, the Pacific coast between L.A. and Mexico, and Hawaii) since zones 3–10 cover 99 percent or more of the gardeners in the U.S.
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