Adapting to Climate Change




“It’s too early!”⁣ ⁣ “Wait for the weather to get a little cooler!”⁣ ⁣ “Mustards and cabbage won’t grow in this heat!”⁣ ⁣ While I recognize that traditional fall plants require cool weather, I was anxious to get something in the ground so I planted them anyway. And, well, look at them now! In this era of climate change, I believe we’re going to have to adjust our understanding of what can grow when.⁣ ⁣ I planted these seeds and seedlings in hotter than normal fall weather and they sprang up just fine. It probably helped that the bed was situated under a shaded area. I watered them with rainwater instead of city water, fertilized them a couple of times with epsom salt and molasses, then left them alone and they grew. My family enjoyed a pan of my famous stir fry mustard greens last night!⁣ ⁣ We’re in a new frontier, and trial and error while gardening is going to be required. 🤷🏾‍♀️⁣ ⁣ Have any of you gardeners had to make any adjustments to your planting schedule due to changing or unpredictable seasonal temperatures? How’d it go? Let me know in the comments below!⁣ ⁣ Follow my gardening and healthy living adventures on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter!

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