Choose Your Climate

Cool Climate

This box is for people that live in areas with long cold winters, or living at very high altitudes with an extended snow season. Here are some practical examples of people that might choose "Cool" for their PlowBox subscription:

• Your kids miss more than a week of school each year due to snow closures.
• You can step on the ground early morning in April and it's still frozen.
• No vegetables or herbs live unprotected through the winter in your yard.
• Generally covers USDA zones 5 and below

 

Mild Climate

This box is for people that live in areas with mild winters and mild summers. The Pacific Northwest is our benchmark for the Mild box. Winter is rarely too cold, Summer is rarely too hot. Here are some practical examples of people that might choose "Mild" for their PlowBox subscription:

• Parsley, swiss chards and kale often live right through the winter.
• By mid-March the ground is already reasonably workable.
• Summer temperatures over 100 degrees are far and few between.
• Generally covers USDA zones 6-8

 

Warm Climate


This box is for people that live in areas with mild Winters and reliably warm Summers. Here are some practical examples of people that might choose "Warm" for their PlowBox subscription:

• School is never closed for snow days.
• You have to water your yard frequently if you want your vegetables to live.
• You are easily able to grow citrus plants.
• Generally covers USDA zone 9

 

Hot Climate


This box is for people that live in areas with mild Winters and dry, arid Summers. Here are some practical examples of people that might choose "Hot" for their PlowBox subscription:

• You have to water your garden thoroughly in the Summer or everything will die.
• Temperatures exceed 100 degrees on a regular basis.
• Generally covers USDA zone 10

 

Tropical Climate


This box is for people that live in areas with humidity and high temperatures. Here are some practical examples of people that might choose "Tropical" for their PlowBox subscription:

• Hawaii, Puerto Rico, parts of the Southern US
• Temperatures approach 100 degrees on a regular basis.
• You still get rains in the Summer.
• Generally covers USDA zones 11-12