Northern & Central Midwest
Clever Gardening Technique
Use Old-Fashioned Soaker Hoses
Old-fashioned soaker hoses work quite well for watering the vegetable or flower garden. Turn them upside-down and pin them into place with u-shaped hooks fashioned from coat hangers (or buy hooks). Then cover the hoses with a thick layer of straw mulch.
Seed Savers Exchange
The Seed Savers Exchange is a superb Web site for information and sources of heirloom seeds. The site also has plenty of useful information about saving seeds, and will introduce you to their facility, Heritage Farm, in Decorah, Iowa.