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  •  Climate change keeps killing my gardens. (5+ / 0-)

    I live in Central Texas, and for the last three seasons it has been too hot for anything to germinate much of the year. Then when something manages to bloom, the 100-degree temps kill it before we can harvest and eat it. I got three jalapenos and two tomatoes last year out of many kinds of seeds and plants.

    Hard to feed a family on raggedy weeds and dirt.

    "The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain

    by Brooke In Seattle on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:54:05 AM PST

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    •  My you're a long way from Seattle. Texas is in (2+ / 0-)
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      what will soon be the new 'dead zone'. The strip around the equator that will just be an extension of the Sahara as the Earth heats.

      Between sea level rise, desertification and fresh water scarcity, mass migration to the remaining habitable zones is inevitable. The next few generations are going to find the planet a very cramped place indeed for the survivors.

      Texas has no future.

      Physics is bulls**t. Don't let them fool you. Fire IS magic.

      by Pescadero Bill on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 08:53:08 AM PST

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    •  Those of you in Texas will need to adopt (3+ / 0-)
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      the planting schedule for the desert, with two shorter growing seasons in the spring and the fall.

      Adapt or die- that is our new motto for every day use.

      Most pollen is rendered sterile when temps rise above 92 degrees - this is certainly true for tomatoes and green beans- i don't envy you your Texas experience.

      We would be happy to have more Kossaks up here in the foothills of the White Mountains of NH...lots of rain in the summer, great soil and some new accents to acquire.

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