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2012 USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently updated its Plant Hardiness Zone Map. What’s a plant hardiness zone? It’s a zone based on the “average annual extreme minimum temperature during a 30-year period in the past” and helps gardeners determine whether a plant has a chance to thrive in that zone. The 2012 map is more … Continue reading »

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The Heirloom Life Gardener

The Heirloom Life Gardener: the Baker Creek Way of Growing Your Own Food Easily and Naturally, by Jere & Emilee Gettle, with Meghan Sutherland. A comprehensive guide to organic gardening. It starts with a history of the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company, then continues with a couple of sections on how to garden and especially … Continue reading »

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