What will climate change mean for our gardens? This is the question I sought to answer in Organic Gardening’s August / September 2010 issue.
Read an excerpt here:
Most gardeners would find it difficult to complain about early springs or tomatoes before July. And, for many of us, this is how our climate-change revelations will come—in the form of earlier flowers and harvests. As the planet warms, our plants awaken a little earlier…. “Two years ago, we had snowdrops blooming in January,” says Kayri Havens, Ph.D., director of plant science and conservation at the Chicago Botanic Garden. “That’s unheard-of.” ….
But, the impacts of climate change extend far beyond the weather report. Take allergies, for example…
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