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Understanding USDA Hardiness Zones and meaning of Frost Tender with respect of Zone 8

I live in Rural Auckland, and some early mornings in Winter the temperature drops to -4°C (although on a cloudy night temperatures above +4°C are more common). I would have thought that temperatures ...
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What can I do with a tree that's not suitable for the climate?

I live in Fort Worth, Texas. The previous owners of my house grew a dwarf magnolia in the front yard. The tree itself is lovely, but it's water hungry and really struggles in the summers we've been ...
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Will cold weather hurt tomato yields this summer?

I planted 6" tall cherry tomato starts that I'd been nurturing under lights indoors for a few weeks. Of course, immediately after I put them out, an absurd cold snap in Seattle (see below) saw a ...
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What berries can be grown on the Faroe Islands?

Summary I want to grow a garden on a lot of land on the Faroe Islands. It is on a slope of rocky ground next to the sea. I am leaning towards wild blueberries and bill berries, but I have concerns ...
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Good Trees for a backyard Garden in North Carolina

What are some low maintenance trees I can plant for the North Carolina region? Priorities in order of importance Low Maintenance, Both my wife and I work demanding jobs and we have two kids. I doubt ...
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Kumquat fruit drop: Always the same result, no matter what

I got different responses, often conflicting ones: It could have been from excess water as well as lack of water. While the June drop may be associated with heat, even fruits that formed later in the ...
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Is commercial Cactus and Succulent MIx appropriate for Lithops potting in Southern California

I live in the city of Riverside California which is in Southern California. Wikipedia shows the climate to be semi arid bordering on arid (we may have crossed the border). I just purchased 2 species ...
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Global warming is real... My bulbs are dying

Something strange is going on. This is a rather warm winter, and up to less than a week ago, I was mostly walking around with a T-shirt and shorts. When I switch to longer pants and sleeves for riding ...
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Correct spacing between roses

I have 3 hybrid tea's and a grandiflora in pots that i wish to transplant to the ground this spring but im unsure about the right spacing distance between each them. I've been reading about it on the ...
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Are climate (hardiness) zone maps changing?

Given some unstable climate in many parts of the world last several decades, are climate zone maps change? In particular, was there any change in this map recently:
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Will quaking aspen grow in Mississippi?

I am moving to Mississippi soon and am trying to figure out trees to plant at my house. My favorite tree is the quaking aspen. Will this grow there? And any recommendations of other trees, bushes, and ...
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Calatheas & allies as houseplants without climate control

I live in a warm Mediterranean climate. Close to the sea, summer is humid, but air may be dryer in winter possibly because the wind arrives from over the European continent during most of its time. ...
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How hard or easy those Haworthias are to cultivate?

Those Haworthias are sold in the range of $40 to $50 equivalent, while standard ones are marketed in the range of $3 to $5, depending on size. This is from a local grower in my country, not an online ...
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Keeping up the chili pepper ripening process while suffering from drastic climate change

With the frost approaching rapidly in my area, I brought inside a few potted chili pepper plants for overwintering. Some of the plants, however, still have lots of unripe peppers on them (hundreds in ...
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What's the best temperature for lavender (Celcious) and the climate in general?

I'm planting a lavender. I'm living in the Philippines, it's like 30°C (86°F) here and I'd like to know the temperature and the weather for lavender. It's currently raining here.
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What kinds of grape vines will grow in northeastern Turkey's cold climate?

What kind of grape vines could grow in a cold climate, 4 months winter, temperatures of -20 °C, altitude 1000m. In Northeast Turkey climate is not compatible with grape vines that we know.
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How do you grow a plant not in your hardiness zone?

I understand that greenhouses are an option, this question is more towards being able to grow plants that normally prefer colder climates without having to spend loads of money on climate control. I ...
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Do walnut trees grow in rain forests?

A few things that I'm interested to know about: What's the required temperature for growing walnut trees (Juglans regia)? Do they grow in hill areas? How long does it take to produce fruit from the ...
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How to manage fruit-trees blooming for the second time in autumn?

A friend of mine has an apple tree and a walnut tree that have bloomed for the second time this year. The trees grow in a 6b hardiness zone in the Northern hemisphere where it is already autumn. Night ...
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What is a 4 season greenhouse wall/ceiling made of? [closed]

What material would I want to use to build the walls, and ceiling of for a 4 season greenhouse around the 45N,93W (4a)?
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Is June too late to start growing vegetables in a northern/cold climate?

I've gotten into gardening recently and I have a lot of herbs and small plants on my balcony. I have a cabin about a 30 minute drive away with a decent amount of land. I was thinking about building ...
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What areas in the USA have many cool days with little sun and no frost?

Are there any areas in the United States that have a lot of short days (as in, few hours of sunlight) in the frost-free season and fairly to very cool temperatures during the frost-free season? I've ...
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Which of These Bonsais Are The Most Appropriate For My Climate?

I want to buy a bonsai tree. The options are Ficus, Ligustrum, Carmona, and Sageretia. Reading the instructions on those links, I was convinced that I should get either Carmona or Sageretia ...
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What Central or North American region is suitable to the most diverse variety of edible plants?

Some time in the next couple of years, I hope to buy some land, and settle down. I have no physical ties to any particular place, except that I wish to stay within Central or North America. Most ...