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Sacramento radio host "Farmer Fred" Hoffman, author of "The Farmer Fred Rant," discusses how "season creep" is confusing plants in our gardens as well as challenging farmers and nature:
"Should gardeners be concerned about global warming? Politics aside, climate change is already manifesting itself in our yards. The Climate Nexus think tank explains that what we are seeing is called 'season creep'; winters are shorter and milder, causing some plants to bloom earlier than we would normally expect. For example, many area fruit and nut trees were ahead of their typical blooming curve, sending out blossoms in an atypically warmer early February before gardeners were ready to apply their last round of dormant spray. Although that is more of an inconvenience than a problem, climate change is producing other, more profound effects in our yards, according to Climate Nexus."
Read more at: http://farmerfredrant.blogspot.com