Who has checked out the USDA’s new hardiness zone map?
We jumped to 6a. We are in a frost pocket, so we are often much several degrees colder than friends who live 2 miles away, but based a lowest lows alone, it is accurate. We have not hit 23.3°F in more than a dozen years.
How well do you think the new map matches your experience?
I moved from 8a to… 8a. But I’m only a few miles from 8b now.
Sorry, I didn’t see Fusion Power’s post even after I did a search. I wouldn’t have posted. It still does not show up in my feed. Why would that be?
Weird, don’t know why it wouldn’t have. Maybe too new and hasn’t been indexed yet.
I think I solved the problem. After I clicked on the link and reached the thread, I noticed several places where I was asked if I wished to open hidden posts or replies. I didn’t know there were such things in this forum. I don’t know how they got hidden. If I did it myself it was by accident. Anyway, the original post shows up on the main page now, and all the comments are there. Quite strange. Never happened before.
Here in Cape Charles, Virginia it didn’t change. It’s still 8a.
The new map shifts Spokane, WA, to 7a, consistent with what we’ve seen for two decades. Sure, it’s been colder now & then, but the average is right.