Gardening update

We’ve had some remarkably warm weather in Philadelphia lately, and many of the plants are blooming and budding early.

About a week ago, I heard that the USDA had put out a new plant hardiness zone map. It’s been updated to reflect new plant growth patterns. Several areas are now considered warmer than they were before. Philadelphia, as it happens, is now zone 7b, where previously it was considered 6b, if I recall correctly.

The new map does raise some concerns about global warming, but I have to admit , it makes me wonder what I’ll be able to grow. At the very least, this is good news for Mr. Fig’s future.

In related gardening news, I have no idea what I’m going to grow this year. I’m not sure if I’ll plant much of anything new, really. We’ll see.

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