Weather to garden?

Weather has to be the most crucial factor when it comes to growing plants in any garden wherever you live in the world. Most visitors to this blog come from America and the UK where gardeners are finding that well-defined growing seasons are becoming confused.

Our gardens are totally reliant on the weather and what it delivers each day.As extreme weather becomes more prevalent, we will have to be more ecologically sensitive, adapting what we grow and how and where we grow it. Gardeners of old knew how to manipulate microclimate and also use valuable natural resources such as soil, composted garden waste and rainwater to best effect. Selecting the right plant for the right place, growing it naturally, without over-dependence on fertilisers, is an important maxim.

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Sustainable-gardening/Gardening-in-a-changing-climate/Weather

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/9509817/Gardening-weather-how-this-years-extreme-conditions-affected-Britains-gardens.html

If you want to find out what the weather offers for your garden there are various forecast sites that can help:

UK gardens:

http://www.metcheck.com/HOBBIES/gardening.asp

US gardens:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/new-york-ny/10007/lawn-garden-weather/349727

 

 

This post was written by:

- who has written 857 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and is keen to "manage" the effects of the weather on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and I hope that it will continue to grow, allowing global gardeners to communicate about the effects of climate change on our plants and the future of our gardens.

Contact the author

1 Comments For This Post

  1. dani henriksen Says:

    Good readings but even here in Nuuk Greenland we had been attempting to grow potatoes outside in the past 5 years …but our indoor gardens are thriving very well which is mostly ornamentals and potted vegetables like tomatoes radishes as examples

Leave a Reply