The most recent national climate assessment predicts a warmer and wetter climate for the Northeast US in the next 100 years, and we’re already seeing and preparing for the effects on our homestead. Rainfall has increased by 10% annually in the past 100 years, and the next hundred could see as much as a 20% […]
Winter is here, snow and ice have finished the garden season. Too soon if you ask me. In the winter months there is often this longing for a warmer place. A gardener wants to go south, but who wants to move? Well you can, even without moving. Just move a portion of your garden south. […]
Talk to a gardener for any length of time and eventually gardening zones and frost dates will come up. There is often some confusion about what gardening zones and frost dates are and what that information means. Also, there are some things that these tools don’t tell you that are important to the gardener. So, […]
Plant Hardiness Zone 5 stretches from Maine to Missouri to Utah and even to Colorado. However, the local climates among these locations are all different. Each area has different environmental factors that also affect the growing season. These factors include soil, number of frost-free days, rainfall amounts, summer heat levels, soil moisture, humidity, and day […]
When bad weather strikes, be prepared with these simple tips.
Part 3 in a 4 part series discussing weather and climate for the backyard farmer. Join me as I share some thoughts on traditional weather sayings used for centuries and the truth behind them.