Micro-Climates and Your Garden

Just what are micro-climates? They are local, small variations in your general area’s environmental conditions that can profoundly influence what vegetable plants will thrive and which ones won’t.

Buildings with concrete foundations can retain heat due to the large thermal mass and create a very local area that’s generally much more evenly warmer than the surrounding climate. Any structure such as buildings, natural rock formations, or even stands of trees can shelter small areas from prevailing winds so that small area will remain warmer than the general surroundings.

When setting up your vegetable garden, if your vegetable plants are marginal for the general climate in your area, locate your garden in a slightly warmer or colder micro-climate on your property that will give your vegetable plants a better chance to survive and thrive. Watch this video for some more information.

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