The USDA Hardiness Map has changed due to global warming and the newest map is much more specific. Wind and geography and proximity to bodies of water influence the local climate conditions. Where I live in Arizona the whole climate can change a few miles from my backyard. We have Mountain, High and Low Desert, Urban and Rural areas, all with different growing conditions. Knowing your exact locations requirements can be the difference between success and failure.
Whether or not you believe this change is due to global warming , there is a change which is measurable over the past 15 plus years. Now is the time to plan your 2016 garden wherever you are. What? When? and Where? Time to put it to paper so it will actually happen. Happy Gardening!
David shares the importance of knowing and understanding your Microclimates and Hardiness Zone. You’ll learn what Microclimates are and how they will influence the plants you buy. And finally David challenges you to find your zone and share it with us on Facebook:
Watch this brief video for some important information and additional websites for more information about your specific area
What are Microclimates & Hardiness Zones also known as Climate Zones & Growing Zones (2.4)/
Urban Dirt hosted by David Walrod /YouTube 2/1/2012
I am an RN with over 50 years of experience. I still work 3 12 hour shifts a week at a busy hospital. I owe my good health and longevity to good genes and a healthy lifestyle. My Dad was a chef and I very early learned to cook healthy primarily vegetarian foods. I love to garden and grow my own healthy food. Digging in the dirt is both healthful and therapeutic. Good for us and the environment. I hope you enjoy visiting this site and find the information interesting and helpful.