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heat zone


see AHS heat zone.
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i don’t understand all of the terms


The acro-yogis who have been practicing for a while know what “bird,” “whale,” and “throne” mean, but I had no clue what they were at first. I knew they were different positions, but I couldn’t tell one from the other.
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it is designed specifically for terms that a newbie gardener needs to know


By using this glossary, you should be able to easily find definitions to unfamiliar words when you come across them in your gardening research. There’s no need to read this post all the way through (all though you’re welcome to of course!). I would recommend bookmarking, pinning, or saving this information so that you can access it easily whene [..]
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aeroponics


A method of growing that does not use soil. It uses air/mist.
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ahs heat zone


A system created by the American Horticultural Society to make it easier to understand which plants grow best in any area of the US. Unlike the USDA Hardiness Zones, these zones are determined by the average highest temperature each year for each zone. It is not as widely used as the USDA Hardiness Zones.
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aquaponics


A growing method that combines fish tanks and plants. The fish’s excrement gives nutrients to the plants which cleans up the fish’s environment.
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average first frost date


The range of dates in the fall when the temperature usually drops below 32°F.
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average last frost date


The range of dates in the spring when the temperature drops below 32°F for the last time until the fall.
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bird netting


Mesh cloth with about ¾” guage to allow plants to get plenty of sun while deterring small animals like birds and squirrels.
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bolting


A plant’s production of seeds before it can be harvested. Generally, it means that a plant (such as broccoli, cilantro, basil, cabbage, and lettuce) slows it’s normal leaf growth and starts producing more flowers and seeds. It usually occurs during high heat, which signals the plant that it is time to start producing seeds instead of leaves.
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