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[[http://jmmcdowell.com/2012/04/14/nurturing-the-dream/ | Nurturing Hands]]


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[[http://www.destination360.com/north-america/us/florida/orlando/cypress-gardens | Cypress Botanical Gardens]]
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Growing up in Belleview, Florida was a paradise for me. The temperatures were constantly above forty degrees and the vegetation bloomed even in the winter time. I remember the garden we had in the front of our lawn. It wasn't very spacious but it grew a variety of flowers. Now that I live in Bemidji, Minnesota the scenery change is consistently jolting. I had never known what snow was like or the drastic death the landscape endures annually.
I never knew that I would forget the color green or how the grass smells in the summer heat. So, every August I ingrain as much stimuli as possible. Trying to store away every smell, every sight, every feeling of summer that I can. Around February, when the grass is still buried, I can't even imagine the beauty of spring.
However, this year is different. I've always wanted to create my own garden. I've always wanted a flower garden with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tr%C3%A4nendes_Herz_%28Dicentra_spectabilis%29.jpg | Bleeding Hearts]], skyscraper hydrangeas and burgeoning rose bushes. I've wanted to plant peach trees for me and cherry trees for my mother. This is the year that I finally take Florida out of my heart and nurture it in the Earth.
Thanks to them I know a little bit more about what plants might be able to grow up here. As I mentioned before, I live in zone 3b. You might ask me what is a [[http://bonnieplants.com/library/find-your-gardening-zone/# | zone]]? A zone is a tool that gardeners use which shows the climate of an area. It helps to find plants that can take up permanent residence in your garden year-after-year.
There are videos on youtube that shows people how to make their own worm castings if you're not interested in buying the end product. It's important to maintain a healthy soil. So, at least once a year a pH test should be done. This is important for me when I'm about to plant my hydrangeas. An acidic soil (pH below 6) will make the flowers bluer. An alkaline soil (pH above 6) will make the flowers pinker.
There are two different kinds of garden. The kind which bears edibles and the kind that indulges the senses. Before you begin planting you have to make important decisions on what you want out of your garden. I always had the dream of walking through a plethora of flowers.
[[http://www.pickyourown.org/blueberries_canning.htm | I would like to can blueberries.]] [[http://www.intimateweddings.com/blog/how-to-make-raspberry-jam-ooooh-la-la-its-music-to-your-lips/ | Make jam out of my raspberries.]] But most importantly, I would like to make [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfqHjJRPN4k | homemade strawberry wine.]] It has always been a mini obsession of mine to make my own wine. I've been in local stores where they sell wine and beer kits. Right next to these kits are clean bottles to use when you're ready. I would love to give my own wine as a gift to a family member.
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I have chosen a few plants from both categories and planned out a design for them.
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Growing up in Belleview, Florida was a paradise for me. The temperatures were constantly above forty degrees and the vegetation bloomed even in the winter time. I remember the garden we had in the front of our lawn. It wasn't very spacious but it grew a variety of flowers. Now that I live in Bemidji, Minnesota the scenery change is jolting. I never knew what snow was like or the drastic death the landscape endures annually.
I never knew that I would forget the color green and how the grass smells in the summer heat. So, every August I ingrain as much stimuli as possible. Trying to store away every smell, every sight, every feeling of summer that I can. Around February, when the grass is still buried, I can't even imagine the beauty of spring.
However, this year is different. I've always wanted to create my own garden. I've always wanted a flower garden with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tr%C3%A4nendes_Herz_%28Dicentra_spectabilis%29.jpg | Bleeding Hearts]], skyscraper hydrangeas and burgeoning rose bushes. I've wanted to plant peach trees for me and cherry trees for my mother. This is the year that I finally take Florida out of my heart and plant it in the Earth.
Thanks to them I know a little bit more about what plants might be able to grow up here. As I mentioned before, I live in zone 3b. You might ask me what is a [[http://bonnieplants.com/library/find-your-gardening-zone/# | zone]]? A zone is a tool gardeners use that shows the climate of an area. It helps to find plants that can take up permanent residence in your garden year-after-year.
There are videos on youtube that shows people how to make their own worm castings if you're not interested in buying the end product. It's important to maintain a healthy soil at least once a year a pH test should be done. Especially, if I'm planting a hydrangea plant. An acidic soil (pH below 6) will make the flowers more blue. An alkaline soil (pH above 6) will make the flowers more pink.
There are two different kinds of garden. The kind which bears edibles and the kind that indulges the senses. Before you begin planting you have to make important decisions on what you want out of your garden. I always had the dream of walking through a plethora of flora and fauna.
I would like to can blueberries. Make jam out of my raspberries. But most importantly, I would like to make homemade strawberry wine. It has always been a mini obsession of mine to make my own wine. I've been in local stores where they sell wine and beer kits. Right next to these kits are clean bottles to use when you're ready.
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I have chosen a few plants from both categorys and planned out a design for them.
Decorative Plants: [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/hydrangea | Hydrangea]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/lilacs | Lilacs]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/tulips | Tulips]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/zinnias | Zinnias]]
===Old Farmer's Almanac:===
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Apples, Beans, Beets, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Celery, Chives, Garlic, Grapes, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Tulips, Turnips, Watermelon
Decorative Plants: Aster, Astilbe, Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Crocuses, Daffodils, Delphiniums, Hydrangea, Lilacs, Peonies, Phlox, Sedum, Tulips, Veronica, Yarrow, Zinnias


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===Garden Fairytale or Delectable Edibles?===
===Plan a Garden Setup===
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I have chosen a few plants from both categorys and planned out a design for them.
Before you plant the seeds of your choice you need to section off your garden. Decide how much room you will dedicate to your garden and sketch out a design. After this is done the heavy work begins. You'll have to clear the area, cut out you design, till the ground, and do weed removal. The steps you have to take before planting your garden will be the hardest part. It's labor intensive and requires a lot of dedication.
When the seeds are planted to their individual depth, layer some fertilizer or worm castings over them. Water the seeds gently. Avoid drowning them. The garden soil, water, and sun will be the deciding factors on your plant's life. However, regular maintenance will need to be done on the garden to prevent weeds from choking the plants.
If you keep your eye on your goals, the hard work you put into your garden will feel well worth it!
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===Garden Fairytale or Delectable Edibles?:===
If you keep your eye on your goals, the hard work you put into your garden will feel well worth it.
===Plan a Garden Setup:===
It's important to know how much space you have to work in with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I will choose a few plants from each category and plan out a design for them. These are the plants I've chosen:
Before you plant the seeds of your choice you need to section off your garden. Decide how much room you have to work with and sketch out a design for your garden. After this is done you'll have to till the ground and do some weeding. This step will be the hardest part of creating a garden. It's labor intensive and requires a lot of dedication.
After the seeds are planted layer some fertilizer or worm castings over them. Water the seeds gently. Avoid drowning them. The garden soil, water, and sun will be the deciding factors on your plant's life. However, regular maintenance will need to be done on the garden to prevent weeds from choking the plants.


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Edited on 2013-04-23 10:34:33 by CandiceRSpitler
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I want both kinds of gardens. I love the look of beautiful flourishing flowers but I'm a practical person. I want to reap some rewards from my garden besides pride. I have plans to grow [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/blueberries |blueberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/raspberries | raspberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/strawberries | strawberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/broccoli | broccoli]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/tomatoes | tomatoes]], and [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/watermelon | watermelon]]. I've chosen plants that I'll continually use even after growing season. I would plant onions but I don't always cook with them.
I would like to can blueberries. Make jam out of my raspberries. But most importantly, I would like to make homemade strawberry wine. It has always been a mini obsession of mine to make my own wine. I've been in local stores where they sell wine and beer kits. Right next to these kits are clean bottles to use when you're ready.
If you keep your eye on your goals, the hard work you put into your garden will feel well worth it.
It's important to know how much space you have to work in with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I will choose a few plants from each category and plan out a design for them. These are the plants I've chosen:
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I want both kinds of gardens. I love the look of beautiful flourishing flowers but I'm a practical person. I want to reap some rewards from my garden besides pride. I have plans to grow blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes, and watermelon. I've chosen plants that I'll continually use even after growing season. I would plant onions but I don't always cook with them.
I would like to can blueberries. Make jam out of my raspberries. But most importantly, I would like to make homemade strawberry wine. It has always been a mini obsession of mine to make my own wine. I've been in local stores where they sell wine and beer kits. Right next to these kits are clean bottles to use when you're ready.
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I will choose a few plants from each category and plan out a design for them. These are the plants I've chosen:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/blueberries | Blueberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/broccoli | Broccoli]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/raspberries | Raspberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/strawberries | Strawberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/tomatoes | Tomatoes]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/watermelon | Watermelon]]
===Reap the Rewards:===


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Edited on 2013-04-23 10:27:22 by CandiceRSpitler
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===Learn Before You Plant===
===Garden Fairytale or Delectable Edibles?:===
There are two different kinds of garden. The kind which bears edibles and the kind that indulges the senses. Before you begin planting you have to make important decisions on what you want out of your garden. I always had the dream of walking through a plethora of flora and fauna.
I want both kinds of gardens. I love the look of beautiful flourishing flowers but I'm a practical person. I want to reap some rewards from my garden besides pride. I have plans to grow blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, broccoli, tomatoes, and watermelon. I've chosen plants that I'll continually use even after growing season. I would plant onions but I don't always cook with them.
I would like to can blueberries. Make jam out of my raspberries. But most importantly, I would like to make homemade strawberry wine. It has always been a mini obsession of mine to make my own wine. I've been in local stores where they sell wine and beer kits. Right next to these kits are clean bottles to use when you're ready.
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===Choose A Type:===
There are two different kinds of garden. The kind which bears edibles and the kind that indulges the senses. Before you begin planting you have to make important decisions on what you want out of your garden. I want the opportunity of having both kinds of gardens. This means I'll separate the flowers from the edible plants. I'll do this by taking measurements of my yard and rationing out how much space I would like for my gardens and how much I want for everyday grass.


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Edited on 2013-04-18 10:59:21 by CandiceRSpitler
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According to the [[http://www.almanac.com/plants/hardiness-zone/3 | Old Farmer's Alamanac]] there are at least twenty-seven fruit and vegetable bearing plants that can be grown in Bemidji. These plants range from apples to tomatoes, and from peas to watermelons. There are sixteen decorative plants that I can choose from posted on their site. For flower choices, I have decided to attempt to grow hydrangeas, lilacs, and tulips.
I've been looking into the type of fertilizers that are best for gardens. [[http://mcgearyorganics.com/organic-fertilizer/all-about-organic-fertilizers.html | Organic fertilizer]] is best for your garden because it doesn't have synthetic materials or pesticides in it. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains. However, [[http://www.tastefulgarden.com/store/pc/Worm-Castings-d114.htm | worm castings]] are said to be the richest natural fertilizer. They stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product on the market.
There are videos on youtube that shows people how to make their own worm castings if you're not interested in buying the end product. It's important to maintain a healthy soil at least once a year a pH test should be done. Especially, if I'm planting a hydrangea plant. An acidic soil (pH below 6) will make the flowers more blue. An alkaline soil (pH above 6) will make the flowers more pink.
A healthy soil also determines the lifespan of your garden. Remember to check your pH!
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According to the [[http://www.almanac.com/plants/hardiness-zone/3 | Old Farmer's Alamanac]] there are at least twenty-seven fruit and vegetable bearing plants that can be grown in Bemidji. These plants range from apples to tomatoes, and from peas to watermelons. There are sixteen decorative plants that I can choose from posted on their site. I have decided to attempt to grow hydrangeas, lilacs, and tulips.

What is the best fertilizer?
[[http://mcgearyorganics.com/organic-fertilizer/all-about-organic-fertilizers.html | Organic fertilizer]] is the best for your garden. Organic or natural being defined by not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in your garden. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains. However, [[http://www.tastefulgarden.com/store/pc/Worm-Castings-d114.htm | worm castings]] are said to be the richest natural fertilizer. They stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product on the market.
How important is it to maintain a healthy soil?
It is extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden. Before any kind of fertilizer is added to your soil, have it tested. The application amount will in all likely hood vary. For more in depth questions about soil testing check out a [[http://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/stfaqs.htm | North Carolina agriculture website]].
As a side note: There are tutorials online which can help you save money by harvesting your own worm castings.


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Edited on 2013-04-18 10:43:27 by CandiceRSpitler
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According to the [[http://www.almanac.com/plants/hardiness-zone/3 | Old Farmer's Alamanac]] there are at least twenty-seven fruit and vegetable bearing plants that can be grown in Bemidji. These plants range from apples to tomatoes, and from peas to watermelons. There are sixteen decorative plants that I can choose from posted on their site. I have decided to attempt to grow hydrangeas, lilacs, and tulips.
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According to the [[http://www.almanac.com/plants/hardiness-zone/3 | Old Farmer's Alamanac]] there are at least twenty-seven fruit and vegetable bearing plants that can be grown in Bemidji. These plants range from apples to tomatoes, and from peas to watermelons. There are sixteen decorative plants that I can choose from posted on their site. I have decided to attempt to grow hydrangeas, lilacs, tulips, and zinnias.


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Edited on 2013-04-18 10:41:40 by CandiceRSpitler
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According to the [[http://www.almanac.com/plants/hardiness-zone/3 | Old Farmer's Alamanac]] there are at least twenty-seven fruit and vegetable bearing plants that can be grown in Bemidji. These plants range from apples to tomatoes, and from peas to watermelons. There are sixteen decorative plants that I can choose from posted on their site. I have decided to attempt to grow hydrangeas, lilacs, tulips, and zinnias.
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Plants that work best in [[http://www.almanac.com/plants/hardiness-zone/3 | Zone 3]] area code 56601, Bemidji, MN:


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I've done some research about the zone in which I live in. Apparently, I live in zone 3b which doesn't have a very long growing period for plants. The estimated extreme temperature for my zone is anywhere from -35 to -30 in the winter time. That's way too cold!
Thanks to the [[http://www.garden.org/zipzone/ | National Gardening Association]] (NGA) anyone can look up their regional zone. The [[http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/# | USDA Hardiness Zone Map]] is a type of map that was developed to catalog critical climate information such as rainfall and the year-round temperatures. The USDA map is the most used in North America. It's not a perfect map but it is beneficial for the Eastern United States.
Thanks to them I know a little bit more about what plants might be able to grow up here. As I mentioned before, I live in zone 3b. You might ask me what is a [[http://bonnieplants.com/library/find-your-gardening-zone/# | zone]]? A zone is a tool gardeners use that shows the climate of an area. It helps to find plants that can take up permanent residence in your garden year-after-year.
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I've done some research about the zone in which I live in. Apparently, I live in zone 3b which doesn't have a very long growing period for plants. The estimated extreme temperature for my zone is anywhere from -35 to -30 in the winter time.
Thanks to the [[http://www.garden.org/zipzone/ | National Gardening Association]] (NGA) anyone can look up their regional zone. The [[http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/# | USDA Hardiness Zone Map]] is a type of map that was developed to catalog critical climate information such as rainfall and the year-round temperatures. The USDA map is the most used in North America. It is not a perfect map but it is beneficial for the Eastern United States.
What is a [[http://bonnieplants.com/library/find-your-gardening-zone/# | zone]]?
A zone is a tool gardeners use that shows the climate of an area. It helps to find plants that can take up permanent residence in your garden year-after-year.


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Edited on 2013-04-16 11:23:13 by CandiceRSpitler
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I've done some research about the zone in which I live in. Apparently, I live in zone 3b which doesn't have a very long growing period for plants. The estimated extreme temperature for my zone is anywhere from -35 to -30 in the winter time.
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I've done some research about the zone in which I live in. Apparently, I live in zone 3 which doesn't have a very long growing period for plants.


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Edited on 2013-04-16 10:57:56 by CandiceRSpitler
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I've done some research about the zone in which I live in. Apparently, I live in zone 3 which doesn't have a very long growing period for plants.
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I've done the research
The first step any gardener should take is to understand the area in which you live. The zones in which a person lives greatly determines when to plant, what kinds of plants work best, the germination period of certain plants, and how to keep your garden alive. Since I live in Bemidji, Minnesota I will focus my article on the plants and techniques that work best on zone 3.


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Edited on 2013-04-16 10:52:26 by CandiceRSpitler
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Growing up in Belleview, Florida was a paradise for me. The temperatures were constantly above forty degrees and the vegetation bloomed even in the winter time. I remember the garden we had in the front of our lawn. It wasn't very spacious but it grew a variety of flowers. Now that I live in Bemidji, Minnesota the scenery change is jolting. I never knew what snow was like or the drastic death the landscape endures annually.
I never knew that I would forget the color green and how the grass smells in the summer heat. So, every August I ingrain as much stimuli as possible. Trying to store away every smell, every sight, every feeling of summer that I can. Around February, when the grass is still buried, I can't even imagine the beauty of spring.
However, this year is different. I've always wanted to create my own garden. I've always wanted a flower garden with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tr%C3%A4nendes_Herz_%28Dicentra_spectabilis%29.jpg | Bleeding Hearts]], skyscraper hydrangeas and burgeoning rose bushes. I've wanted to plant peach trees for me and cherry trees for my mother. This is the year that I finally take Florida out of my heart and plant it in the Earth.
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I've done the research
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One of the things I always wanted as a little girl was to create my own garden. I wanted to cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables while saving money. It's hard work to start a garden but it will be well worth it in the end. Currently, I'm residing in the Bemidji, Minnesota area. Living in this area is a kill zone for having a beautiful garden all year long. In the winter time snow can get as high as three feet in some areas. So it's not a climate well-adjusted for gardening. With hard work and well done research I will be able to construct a successful garden.
===Do Some Homework:===


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Edited on 2013-04-09 06:01:44 by MorganAdmin
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[Hmmm ... You start as a personal essay - stay with that perspective, otherwise it turns into a list of tips. Then the linking might work if you do more than just link - that is, the links should comment on your work, not the other way around. mcm]
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[Hmmm ... You start as a personal essay - stay with that perspective, otherwise it turns into a list of tips. Then the linking might work if you do more than just link - that is, the links should comment on your work, not the other way around. ]


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[Hmmm ... You start as a personal essay - stay with that perspective, otherwise it turns into a list of tips. Then the linking might work if you do more than just link - that is, the links should comment on your work, not the other way around. ]


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Edited on 2013-04-02 10:55:43 by CandiceRSpitler
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===Old Farmer's Almanac:===
===Choose A Type:===
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===According to the Old Farmer's Almanac:===
===Choose A Kind of Garden:===


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Edited on 2013-04-02 10:54:28 by CandiceRSpitler
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What is a [[http://bonnieplants.com/library/find-your-gardening-zone/# | zone]]?
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What is a zone?


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Edited on 2013-04-02 10:53:32 by CandiceRSpitler
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It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I will choose a few plants from each category and plan out a design for them. These are the plants I've chosen:
Before you plant the seeds of your choice you need to section off your garden. Decide how much room you have to work with and sketch out a design for your garden. After this is done you'll have to till the ground and do some weeding. This step will be the hardest part of creating a garden. It's labor intensive and requires a lot of dedication.
After the seeds are planted layer some fertilizer or worm castings over them. Water the seeds gently. Avoid drowning them. The garden soil, water, and sun will be the deciding factors on your plant's life. However, regular maintenance will need to be done on the garden to prevent weeds from choking the plants.
===Reap the Rewards:===
Deletions:
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I will choose a few plants from each category and plan out a design for them. These are the plants I've chose:
Before you plant the seeds of your choice you need to section off your garden. Decide how much room you have to work with and sketch out a design for your garden. After this is done you'll have to till the ground and do some weeding. This step will be the hardest part of creating a garden. A lot of sweat will


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Edited on 2013-04-02 10:39:01 by CandiceRSpitler
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One of the things I always wanted as a little girl was to create my own garden. I wanted to cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables while saving money. It's hard work to start a garden but it will be well worth it in the end. Currently, I'm residing in the Bemidji, Minnesota area. Living in this area is a kill zone for having a beautiful garden all year long. In the winter time snow can get as high as three feet in some areas. So it's not a climate well-adjusted for gardening. With hard work and well done research I will be able to construct a successful garden.
===Do Some Homework:===
A zone is a tool gardeners use that shows the climate of an area. It helps to find plants that can take up permanent residence in your garden year-after-year.
It is extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden. Before any kind of fertilizer is added to your soil, have it tested. The application amount will in all likely hood vary. For more in depth questions about soil testing check out a [[http://www.ncagr.gov/agronomi/stfaqs.htm | North Carolina agriculture website]].
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One of the things I always wanted as a little girl was to create my own garden. I wanted to cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables while saving money. It's hard work to start a garden but it will be well worth it in the end. Currently, I'm residing in the Bemidji, Minnesota area. Living in this area is a kill zone for having a beautiful garden all year long. In the winter time snow can get as high as three feet in some areas. So it's not a climate well-adjusted for gardening. With hard work and well done research anyone will be able to construct a successful garden.
===Do Your Homework:===
Well a zone is a tool gardeners use that shows the climate of an area. It helps to find plants that can take up permanent residence in your garden year-after-year.
It is extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden. Before any kind of fertilizer is added to your soil, have it tested. The application amount will in all likely hood vary.


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Edited on 2013-04-02 10:26:46 by CandiceRSpitler
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===Plan a Garden Setup:===
Before you plant the seeds of your choice you need to section off your garden. Decide how much room you have to work with and sketch out a design for your garden. After this is done you'll have to till the ground and do some weeding. This step will be the hardest part of creating a garden. A lot of sweat will
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===Plan a Garden Setup===


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Edited on 2013-04-02 10:21:15 by CandiceRSpitler
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[[http://mcgearyorganics.com/organic-fertilizer/all-about-organic-fertilizers.html | Organic fertilizer]] is the best for your garden. Organic or natural being defined by not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in your garden. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains. However, [[http://www.tastefulgarden.com/store/pc/Worm-Castings-d114.htm | worm castings]] are said to be the richest natural fertilizer. They stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product on the market.
Plants that work best in [[http://www.almanac.com/plants/hardiness-zone/3 | Zone 3]] area code 56601, Bemidji, MN:
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[[[[http://mcgearyorganics.com/organic-fertilizer/all-about-organic-fertilizers.html | Organic fertilizer]] is the best for your garden. Organic or natural being defined by not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in your garden. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains. However, [[http://www.tastefulgarden.com/store/pc/Worm-Castings-d114.htm | worm castings]] are said to be the richest natural fertilizer. They stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product on the market.
Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601, Bemidji, MN:


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Additions:
[[[[http://mcgearyorganics.com/organic-fertilizer/all-about-organic-fertilizers.html | Organic fertilizer]] is the best for your garden. Organic or natural being defined by not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in your garden. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains. However, [[http://www.tastefulgarden.com/store/pc/Worm-Castings-d114.htm | worm castings]] are said to be the richest natural fertilizer. They stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product on the market.
Deletions:
Organic fertilizer is the best for your garden. Organic or natural being defined by not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in your garden. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains. However, worm castings are said to be the richest natural fertilizer. They stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product on the market.


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Thanks to the [[http://www.garden.org/zipzone/ | National Gardening Association]] (NGA) anyone can look up their regional zone. The [[http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/# | USDA Hardiness Zone Map]] is a type of map that was developed to catalog critical climate information such as rainfall and the year-round temperatures. The USDA map is the most used in North America. It is not a perfect map but it is beneficial for the Eastern United States.
Deletions:
Thanks to the National Gardening Association (NGA) anyone can look up their regional zone. The USDA Hardiness Zone Map is a type of map that was developed to catalog critical climate information such as rainfall and the year-round temperatures. The USDA map is the most used in North America. It is not a perfect map but it is beneficial for the Eastern United States.


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One of the things I always wanted as a little girl was to create my own garden. I wanted to cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables while saving money. It's hard work to start a garden but it will be well worth it in the end. Currently, I'm residing in the Bemidji, Minnesota area. Living in this area is a kill zone for having a beautiful garden all year long. In the winter time snow can get as high as three feet in some areas. So it's not a climate well-adjusted for gardening. With hard work and well done research anyone will be able to construct a successful garden.
Deletions:
One of the things I always wanted as a little girl was to own my own garden. I wanted to cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables while saving money. It's hard work to start a garden but it will be well worth it in the end. Currently, I'm residing in the Bemidji, Minnesota area. Living in this area is a kill zone for having a beautiful garden all year long. In the winter time snow can get as high as three feet in some areas. So it's not necessarily a climate well-adjusted for gardening. I know with hard work and well done research I will be able to construct a successful garden.


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===Plan a Garden Setup===


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Edited on 2013-03-28 10:56:34 by CandiceRSpitler
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Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/blueberries | Blueberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/broccoli | Broccoli]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/raspberries | Raspberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/strawberries | Strawberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/tomatoes | Tomatoes]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/watermelon | Watermelon]]
Decorative Plants: [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/hydrangea | Hydrangea]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/lilacs | Lilacs]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/tulips | Tulips]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/zinnias | Zinnias]]
Deletions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/blueberries | Blueberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/broccoli | Broccoli]], Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Decorative Plants: Hydrangea, Lilacs, Tulips, Zinnias


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Edited on 2013-03-28 10:49:39 by CandiceRSpitler
Additions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/blueberries | Blueberries]], [[http://www.almanac.com/plant/broccoli | Broccoli]], Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Deletions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Blueberries, Broccoli, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon


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Edited on 2013-03-28 10:43:46 by CandiceRSpitler
Additions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Blueberries, Broccoli, Raspberries, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Decorative Plants: Hydrangea, Lilacs, Tulips, Zinnias
Deletions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon


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Edited on 2013-03-28 10:33:07 by CandiceRSpitler
Additions:
One of the things I always wanted as a little girl was to own my own garden. I wanted to cultivate fresh fruits and vegetables while saving money. It's hard work to start a garden but it will be well worth it in the end. Currently, I'm residing in the Bemidji, Minnesota area. Living in this area is a kill zone for having a beautiful garden all year long. In the winter time snow can get as high as three feet in some areas. So it's not necessarily a climate well-adjusted for gardening. I know with hard work and well done research I will be able to construct a successful garden.
As a side note: There are tutorials online which can help you save money by harvesting your own worm castings.


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Edited on 2013-03-26 11:06:23 by CandiceRSpitler
Additions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Deletions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Grapes, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon


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Edited on 2013-03-26 11:00:47 by CandiceRSpitler
Additions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Grapes, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Deletions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Grapes, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon


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Edited on 2013-03-26 11:00:08 by CandiceRSpitler
Additions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Grapes, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Deletions:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Grapes, Onions, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon


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Edited on 2013-03-26 10:57:50 by CandiceRSpitler
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Decorative Plants: Aster, Astilbe, Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Crocuses, Daffodils, Delphiniums, Hydrangea, Lilacs, Peonies, Phlox, Sedum, Tulips, Veronica, Yarrow, Zinnias
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I will choose a few plants from each category and plan out a design for them. These are the plants I've chose:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Grapes, Onions, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelon
Deletions:
Decorative Plants: Aster, Astilbe, Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Crocuses, Daffodils, Delphiniums, Hydrangea, Lilacs, Peonies, Phlox, Sedum, Veronica, Yarrow, Zinnias
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I will choose a few plants from each category and plan out a design for them.


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Edited on 2013-03-26 10:53:04 by CandiceRSpitler
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It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy. I don't have a lot of room in my yard for a huge spacious garden. However, I will choose a few plants from each category and plan out a design for them.
Deletions:
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy.


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Edited on 2013-03-26 10:48:21 by CandiceRSpitler
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===Choose A Kind of Garden:===
There are two different kinds of garden. The kind which bears edibles and the kind that indulges the senses. Before you begin planting you have to make important decisions on what you want out of your garden. I want the opportunity of having both kinds of gardens. This means I'll separate the flowers from the edible plants. I'll do this by taking measurements of my yard and rationing out how much space I would like for my gardens and how much I want for everyday grass.
It's important to know how much space you have to work with because it may determine the kinds of plants you can buy.


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Edited on 2013-03-26 10:40:09 by CandiceRSpitler
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Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601, Bemidji, MN:
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Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:


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Edited on 2013-03-26 10:37:58 by CandiceRSpitler
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===Do Your Homework:===
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===Do Your Homework===


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Edited on 2013-03-21 11:06:56 by CandiceRSpitler
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Organic fertilizer is the best for your garden. Organic or natural being defined by not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in your garden. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains. However, worm castings are said to be the richest natural fertilizer. They stimulate plant growth more than any other natural product on the market.
It is extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden. Before any kind of fertilizer is added to your soil, have it tested. The application amount will in all likely hood vary.
[[http://www.tastefulgarden.com/store/pc/Worm-Castings-d114.htm | Worm Castings]]
Deletions:
Organic fertilizer is the best for your garden. Organic or natural being defined by not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in your garden. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains.
It is extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden. Before any kind of fertilizer is added to your soil, have it tested. The application amount will in all likely hood vary.


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Edited on 2013-03-21 11:02:22 by CandiceRSpitler
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It is extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden. Before any kind of fertilizer is added to your soil, have it tested. The application amount will in all likely hood vary.
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It is extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden.


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Edited on 2013-03-21 10:55:55 by CandiceRSpitler
Additions:
Organic fertilizer is the best for your garden. Organic or natural being defined by not using synthetic fertilizers or pesticides in your garden. A couple of examples would be worm castings, manure from livestock, post-harvest crop residues, or even composted plant and animal remains.
It is extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden.
===According to the Old Farmer's Almanac:===
Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:
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Extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden.
===Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:===
According to


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Extremely important to have healthy soil because it determines the lifespan of your garden.


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How important is it to maintain a healthy soil?


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Edited on 2013-03-21 10:39:44 by CandiceRSpitler
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[[http://www.vegetable-gardening-gnomes.com/fertilizer.html | Best Fertilizer for Garden]]
[[http://mcgearyorganics.com/organic-fertilizer/all-about-organic-fertilizers.html | Organic Fertilizers]]


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Edited on 2013-03-21 10:33:09 by CandiceRSpitler
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According to
Old Farmer's Almanac: [[http://www.almanac.com/plants/hardiness-zone/3 | Zone 3 Plants]]


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===Do Your Homework===
===Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:===
===Links:===
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====Do Your Homework====
====Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:====
====Links:====


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=====Minnesota (or Northwoods) Gardening=====
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======Minnesota (or Northwoods) Gardening======


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====Do Your Homework====
====Links:====


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====Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:====
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===Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:===


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======Minnesota (or Northwoods) Gardening======
===Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:===
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===Minnesota (or Northwoods) Gardening===
======Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:======


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======Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:======
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants: Apples, Beans, Beets, Bell Peppers, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Celery, Chives, Garlic, Grapes, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Radishes, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Tulips, Turnips, Watermelon
Decorative Plants: Aster, Astilbe, Black-eyed Susans, Coneflowers, Crocuses, Daffodils, Delphiniums, Hydrangea, Lilacs, Peonies, Phlox, Sedum, Veronica, Yarrow, Zinnias
Deletions:
Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants:
Flowers:
Apples
Aster
Astilbe
Beans
Beets
Bell Peppers
Black-eyed Susans
Blueberries
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Celery
Chives
Coneflowers
Crocuses
Daffodils
Delphiniums
Garlic
Grapes
Hydrangea
Lilacs
Onions
Parsnips
Pears
Peas
Peonies
Phlox
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radishes
Raspberries
Sedum
Spinach
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Tulips
Turnips
Veronica
Watermelon
Yarrow
Zinnias


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Edited on 2013-03-21 10:23:51 by CandiceRSpitler
Additions:
The first step any gardener should take is to understand the area in which you live. The zones in which a person lives greatly determines when to plant, what kinds of plants work best, the germination period of certain plants, and how to keep your garden alive. Since I live in Bemidji, Minnesota I will focus my article on the plants and techniques that work best on zone 3.
Thanks to the National Gardening Association (NGA) anyone can look up their regional zone. The USDA Hardiness Zone Map is a type of map that was developed to catalog critical climate information such as rainfall and the year-round temperatures. The USDA map is the most used in North America. It is not a perfect map but it is beneficial for the Eastern United States.
What is a zone?
Well a zone is a tool gardeners use that shows the climate of an area. It helps to find plants that can take up permanent residence in your garden year-after-year.
What is the best fertilizer?
Plants that work best in Zone 3 area code 56601:
Fruit/Vegetable bearing plants:
Flowers:
Apples
Aster
Astilbe
Beans
Beets
Bell Peppers
Black-eyed Susans
Blueberries
Broccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Celery
Chives
Coneflowers
Crocuses
Daffodils
Delphiniums
Garlic
Grapes
Hydrangea
Lilacs
Onions
Parsnips
Pears
Peas
Peonies
Phlox
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Radishes
Raspberries
Sedum
Spinach
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Tulips
Turnips
Veronica
Watermelon
Yarrow
Zinnias
Deletions:
The first step any gardener should take is to understand the area in which you live. The zones in which a person lives greatly determines when to plant, what kinds of plants work best, the germination period of certain plants, and how to keep your garden alive. Since I live in Bemidji, Minnesota I will focus my article on the plants and techniques that work best on a zone


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Edited on 2013-03-21 09:55:45 by CandiceRSpitler
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The first step any gardener should take is to understand the area in which you live. The zones in which a person lives greatly determines when to plant, what kinds of plants work best, the germination period of certain plants, and how to keep your garden alive. Since I live in Bemidji, Minnesota I will focus my article on the plants and techniques that work best on a zone


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Edited on 2013-03-19 10:19:45 by CandiceRSpitler
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best plants: [[http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/horticulture/components/08464-complete.pdf | U of M's book]]


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plant hardiness: [[http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/# | USDA]]
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[[http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/# | USDA]]


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Edited on 2013-03-19 10:17:37 by CandiceRSpitler
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link to zones: [[http://www.garden.org/zipzone/ | NGA]]
gardening zones: [[http://bonnieplants.com/library/find-your-gardening-zone/#sthash.pnRR5aVf.dpbs | Bonnie plants]]
[[http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/# | USDA]]
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links to research: [[http://www.garden.org/zipzone/ | NGA]]


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Edited on 2013-03-19 10:15:37 by CandiceRSpitler
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links to research: [[http://www.garden.org/zipzone/ | NGA]]


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Edited on 2013-03-19 10:13:18 by CandiceRSpitler
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===Minnesota (or Northwoods) Gardening===
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===Minnesota Gardening===


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