NEW GSM Plant Hardiness Growing Zones?

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NEW GSM Plant Hardiness Growing Zones?

#1 Post by TheFarmstead » Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:31 pm

Hello. This is my first post to this forum. I have been looking all over the internet for GSM growing zone information. I am wondering if anyone has come out with a model of what the new growing zones could look like for this current GSM period, or if there are any historical temperature maps available from around 1800 possibly which we could use as a rough guide? Does anyone know whether anyone is working on this project, so farmers can prepare to keep growing during this time? Obviously, we need to take into consideration the jet stream changes, etc, but just wondering if anyone has any idea about what the growing zones or temperatures will look like. I am a farmer, and we will be moving soon to a current zone 6a location. Any ideas, websites, or other information is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

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Re: NEW GSM Plant Hardiness Growing Zones?

#2 Post by Andy F » Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:10 pm

Ice Age Farmer's main webpage is covering the Growing Season changes. I'll get that info for you asap and then edit this post. It will require your study time.
Otherwise, you are welcomed here :D

Edits to add relevant answers to your questions:
⇒ GDD: Growing Degree Days tool: how much colder has 2019 been for you? http://iceagefarmer.com/gdd
⇒ IAF Wiki - read history, understand cycles, know what's coming: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/History
⇒ Maps from previous cycles and Strategic Relocation: http://wiki.iceagefarmer.com/wiki/Strat ... tion:_Maps

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Re: NEW GSM Plant Hardiness Growing Zones?

#3 Post by Farside » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:45 pm

I live on the Northern tip of lake Superior and it is a zone 3.

However I've noticed that when this polar oscillation brings arctic cold and snow to the US, we get warm wet weather up from the gulf of Mexico. I'm starting to wonder if the GSM will actually bring beneficial growing conditions to my area. It'll still be -40 in the winter but we may get an extended growing season, which at 90 days is touch and go for a lot of crops.

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