University of Alberta | Warmer weather expanding garden plant possibilities
Do you feel it warming up out there? Well so does Natural Resources Canada, the federal government department responsible for assigning plant hardiness zones. Edmonton recently switched from Zone 3A to Zone 4A due to a warming trend over the past three decades. This means that local green thumbs have a bit more wiggle room when experimenting with different plants typically not grown in Alberta, like sweet potatoes and melons.