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Understanding Hardiness Zones
By: Admin    July 05 2018 , 03:00 pm
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Category: Climate , Plant Care
“Hardiness” is a term that comes up a lot in crop and flower research. It refers to a plant or crop’s hardiness zone, growing zone, or planting zone. There are different climate zones in which a particular plant can survive. Some plants can survive in very cold zones, very hot zones, moderate zones, or the majority of them. The Zones There are currently 13 zones. Each zone has a 10 degree difference. Within each zone, there are subzones A and B that divide the zone by a 5 degree difference. All of the temperatures that make up the zones are decided by those areas’ average annual minimum winter temperature. The continental United States does not go above zone 11a, which reaches an average 45 degrees. However, Hawaii and Puerto Rico both reach zone 13, achieving average winter temperatures of 70 degrees. On the opposite side of the temperature spectrum, Alaska i...
Growing Across the Globe
By: Admin    April 12 2018 , 01:16 pm
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Category: World , Agriculture
Agriculture informs culture.Without agriculture, we would not have civilizations and would still be roaming around “hunter-gatherer” style.Across the world, different civilizations began in various geographical locations. Geography determined what crops they could grow, where they could be grown, and who could grow them. Specific practices and challenges began to form around the planting and harvesting of food. Today, international trade and science have greatly advanced what people grow, when they can grow it, and where they can grow it. Even so, you can still see the fascinating differences in local farming and gardening around the globe.KenyaIn the country of Kenya in Africa, there is no time for leisurely gardening.With scarce water, Kenya’s crops are grown strictly for livestock, profit, and community food. Many of the crops that are grown today in Kenya are foreign-introduced crops such as ...