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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.

Facing Drought

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What should gardeners do in the face of water shortages?

Winter Gardening

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Protecting garden soil and starting vegetable seed outdoors in the dead of winter.

Winter Growing: Heating Greenhouses

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Keep your winter greenhouse productive with these heating and heat-conserving ideas.

Winter In the Garden

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May your holiday season, like your gardening season, be joyous.

GMOs, Hyperobjects & Great Grandma's Diet

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How to think about food, both wholesome and genetically modified.

Beekeeping, Small Farming, and the Environment

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Lessons from the hive about pesticides, organic practice and sustainability.

Xeric Landscapes, Works of Art

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The new botanical garden located in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a combination of artful design and xeric plants.

Doin' the Pollinate Shake!

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How to hand pollinate plants in the vegetable garden.

Household Chemicals and Climate News

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Think the home cleaning and personal care products are safe?

Worms and Global Warming

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Are earthworms contributing to climate change?

Planet News...with Links!

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GMOs, permaculture, the costs of drought and kale -- it's not just for supermodels.

Drought and the Home Garden

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Preparing for dry conditions this growing season will go along way towards reducing your losses as well as you water bill.