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Starting a vegetable garden from seed is a huge undertaking even in warm, hospitable climates. In cooler areas such as Zone 5 and 6 gardens, this can be an even bigger challenge to fight with Mother Nature’s unpredictable last freezes and cool ground temperatures. Use this guide to help you know how to plan and prepare for your veggie starting this year.
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0000: Today's Hortiscope: Bring a hint of spring indoors today with a few shoots from your flowering quince, apple or cherry trees. Place them in a vase with water and the warm temperatures will soon have them unfurling their flowers.
1849: Stephen Ladislaus Endlicher, Austrian botanist, died in Vienna at age 44. He was Professor and Director of the Botanical Garden of Vienna.
1852: James Fletcher, Canadian entomologist and botanist, was born near Rochester, Kent, England. He would help found the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club and become president of the Ottawa Horticultural Society.
1868: Scottish-born naturalist John Muir first arrived in San Francisco, California and set out for Yosemite. Muir's Peak in Mount Shasta and Muir Woods, north of San Francisco, are named in his honor.
1991: Dr. Griffith J. Buck, American rosarian, died at age 86. He was professor of horticulture at Iowa State College, and credited for developing more than 85 varieties of cold-hardy roses, including the first hybrid blue rose. Read more about him here.