How to Prepare Your Garden for the Effects of Global Warming
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Notice how your plants are blooming later and later every year--or not blooming at all? Yep: it's global warming, which everyone who starts their morning with the Drudge Report insists doesn't exist--and, if it does exist, why bother stopping it since Mother Earth's march is unstoppable?
Thankfully, cooler (pardon the pun) heads are out there to help you get through the new normal.
Science reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has partnered up with the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) at a garden in Pennsylvania to teach the public about the rise in temperatures over the years, and how it's affecting gardening techniques. For instance, the hosts reported that through their tracking, they've seen "that plants are flowering earlier on average 1 day per decade over the last 150 years," which averages out to plants now flowering two weeks earlier now than when they usually did.
How long until we get apples in the spring?
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