Right Plant Right Place (RPRP)
The right plant right place rule or RPRP. When you place a plant where the conditions give it what it needs (water, soil, light) that plant will do well and reward you with fruit and flowers throughout the season.
For RPRP to work you need to know three things:
One: what are the conditions where you are planning to garden, for example how much sunlight and/or shade?
Two: Be sure the plant gets the water it needs. If you are in a dry area, use plants that can tolerate the dry conditions, if the site is wet, use plants that like it wet.
Three: will the plant grow in your garden’s hardiness zone.
Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which plants can survive their region’s climate. Find out which planting zone you’re located in and grow a great garden, one that thrives. There are a number of online sites that will enable you to find out which hardiness zone you occupy. One of my favourites is the Old Farmer’s Almanac