Weather to garden?

Mon, May 10, 2021

Climate Change Gardening

Weather is certainly 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.

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

UK gardens:

US gardens:



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- who has written 872 posts on My Climate Change Garden.

I am not an experienced gardener - more of an enthusiastic amateur who learns by trial and error and who is keen to "manage" the effects of shifting weather patterns on my garden. Writing this blog is my passion and it has evolved over 12 years to inspire engagement with climate change outside our back doors, in our personal gardens and green spaces. My mission is to fertilise and expand this platform to grow a community of global gardeners communicating about the effects of climate change on our plants and exploring how each individual can make small changes in our lives to become more sustainable. The future of our gardens and #OurPlanet is in our hands - please plant your own seeds for our collective sustainable future.

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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