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Posted on 01/27/2012 3:25:21 PM PST by bunkerhill7
New Plant Hardiness Zone Map Illustrates a Hotter 21st Century
The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new Plant Hardiness Zone Map at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. The map a vital tool for gardeners, farmers, researchers and policy makers has changed in part to reflect changing climate patterns across the United States. The color-coded map of planting zones, often seen on the back of seed packets, has been updated by the government, illustrating a hotter 21st century. Global warming is hitting not just home, but garden.
Change it at this point in time?? Dumb!
Change your planting plans at your own risk.
I don’t believe a thing this government has to say about anything.
The text mentions a fig tree in Boston. Well, our neighbor in Rochester NY (Upstate NY)...true Italians...had a nice fig tree....plenty of figs every year. They covered it in the winter. We had nasty winters.
How many government man hours went into this production?
“government man hours”
But it doesn't give the "safe" date to plant. How is this useful to backyard gardeners?
As logical and necessary as changing the food pyramid after 50 years.
Due to globull warming we can now start growing tobacco up north in Oregon. /sarc/
Why not? They’ve been growing tobacco in Maine and Ohio for ages.
Yes, believe nothing, because everything including science is subservient to the will of Zero.
Government/Democrats have soiled every American tradition and institution. They have no legitimacy.
I believe everything you have posted that you believe and wish I knew more people who believe the same things.
I just hope we survive this mess and they don’t carry us off one at a time in the night.
Depends on what you garden. Lots of people mostly plant perennials and shrubs, so they use the zone map when they are looking at the pretty plant catalogs and deciding what to order. These zones are for them. (Not that the zone map actually provides enough information even for casual gardeners - zone 8 in the Pacific NW is a very different climate than zone 8 in the deep South. But all those dead plants mean repeat business for the plant sellers, right?)
In any case, I am not believing this new map, at least as it pertains to my area. They moved me up a half-zone, but I know that during most winters I actually get temperatures consistent with my old zone. You have to give them credit for clever timing, though - they are putting this out during what has been an unusually mild winter for a lot of the country.
We should’ve shot Wickard and sent Roscoe Filburn to Congress.
It's amazing that they haven't yet. Must be The LORD holding them back.
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