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Climate

Sunshine, precipitation, heat, cold, seasonal variations, altitude; all are critical considerations when planning and maintaining a successful garden. Knowing which plants do best in your climate, which conditions encourage growth, and how drought and other weather changes can affect what and how you grow is essential to wise gardeners. We discuss the issues — from hardiness zones and frost-tolerant plants to heat and drought-resistant gardens — important to every grower.

Reflective White Roofs

Climate

Reduce indoor building temperatures and save money on air conditioning with white roofs.

Tips To Save Water This Summer

Climate

Lawn and garden watering jumps in the summer. Here's how to save water and money at the same time.

Causes of Plant Stress

Bugs & Thugs

How lack of water, poor soil and other plant stresses make your garden vulnerable to pests and disease.

Rain Garden Design

Climate

How to design environmentally friendly, water-efficient gardens using natural rainfall.

Rainwater Harvesting

Climate

How to reduce water use, save money, and fight drought by harvesting and collecting rainwater.

Butterflies, Bees, Organic Corn

Beneficial Insects

... and other good gardening news for the New Year.

Cold Snap Puts Freeze On Gardening

Climate

Why gardeners are more sensitive to the weather.

Organic Gardening Based on Location

Climate

Understanding hardiness zones and growing conditions guarantees success.

Patience When Planting Peas: The Payoff

Climate

Wait for the right soil temperatures and conditions before sowing pea seeds.

Agricultural Water Use

Climate

How can we use less water to grow the produce needed in this country?

Kids and Cabbage, Exploding Cows & Global Warming

Climate

News items on student gardening programs, food marketing, and the complications of climate change.

GMO Wheat and Drought

Climate

Advocates for genetically modified wheat make questionable claims.

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