The USDA’s New Plant Hardiness Zone Map – Evidence of Climate Change?

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The new USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map is more detailed than ever before, and through the USDA's website, users can click to county-by-county higher-resolution maps. Image from USDA.gov.

Just in time for you to order your plants and seeds for this growing season!

This month the U.S. Department of Agriculture publicized their new plant hardiness zone map. This is the first update to the map since 1990, but thanks to incredible technological advances in weather measurements since then, users can expect a much higher resolution and more accurate product. Click through to check out the map’s interactive features!

Read about those features and what the map says about climate change in Patricia Vollmer’s post at GeekMom.

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