[permaculture] Lawn and Garden Care in an Urban Watershed in the Advent of Climate Change
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Mon Feb 20 15:05:12 EST 2017
Lawn and Garden Care in an Urban Watershed in the Advent of Climate Change
Many gardeners already see evidence of global warming in their own backyards. Summers are getting hotter, and generally milder winters mean plant hardiness zones are shifting. These changes can make planning your garden—which plants to choose, how soon to put new seedlings in the ground, and when to harvest vegetables—more of a challenge. While a longer growing season will benefit some gardeners, climate disruption is also projected to increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather (for example, droughts, floods) and to benefit some pests and weeds, which will further challenge the ability of gardeners (and farmers) to grow plants successfully.
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