posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 08:58 PM
reply to post by Afterthought
I did not know any zones have been changed. Have they?
I don't have many varieties of plants or seeds and it's too early to tell
but I think the changes may affect many crops and ornamentals. Here
in Florida the weather has been a little cooler than it was t his time last
year I think. Actually many areas can get frost ( maybe not here )
up until the last part of April. Some around here say it used to get cold
and stay cold here until spring. They said something about the water being
warmer and that we could have more intense? storms ( hurricanes ) or
perhaps just more of them in 2010.
I think they blame elnino or lanina for these
changes but that would not explain some things going on. Some things
might even grow better than before ( things that once a person would
not have planted using their zone and soil as a guideline ). With all these
changes I would suspect that all could look good for awhile until some
unexpected weather front occured caused by any number of things.
( IE: numerous volcanic eruptions could trigger cooler temps )
Changes might include changes in the insect number and kind as well.
Just a thought.
I'm just working early as possible in case it does get hotter than blazes.