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.
Keep your winter greenhouse productive with these heating and heat-conserving ideas.
Reduce indoor building temperatures and save money on air conditioning with white roofs.
How lack of water, poor soil and other plant stresses make your garden vulnerable to pests and disease.
How to design environmentally friendly, water-efficient gardens using natural rainfall.
... and other good gardening news for the New Year.
Wait for the right soil temperatures and conditions before sowing pea seeds.
How can we use less water to grow the produce needed in this country?