Organic gardeningAlthough based upon very ancient growing practices organic and biodynamic gardening is making a comeback.
Spurred on by the "green" revolution and a return to holistic gardening techniques many growers are rediscovering the benefits of planting, growing and maintaining their gardens organically.
Avoiding the use of chemical pesticides and commercial fertilizers the home gardener can produce robust crops that are healthful and delicious.
To be successful in organic gardening the following information will be helpful.
Gardening GlossaryThe names of plants and the horticultural terms used in gardening can be quite confusing. This glossary covers most of the commonly used agricultural definitions. You will need to know some of these if you want to communicate effectively with fellow gardeners and nurserymen.
As your gardening knowledge grows this glossary can serve as a ready reference for you to gain more insite into the subject. Learning to grow your own flowers, vegetables and other plants is one of the most rewarding undertakings you can do.
See: Gardening Glossary
Hardiness Zone MapThis map presents growing conditions and annual temperature ranges for Canada, the United States and Mexico. These ranges are divided into zones that help in the planning of your garden.
By using the information in this chart you can take advantage of the knowledge provided by years of scientific study. When following the principles of moon phase gardening knowing the first and last frost dates is essential to producing a successful garden.
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Time Zone ChartMoon phase gardening is sensitive to dates and times for planting, maintaining and harvesting your garden. Depending on the time zone in which you are located the rising and setting of the moon and zodiac signs vary from day to day.
Often you will need to be able to convert from UT (i.e. universal time) to your local time when referring to astrological tables. This chart will help you to do that.