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Local and statewide information on a variety of current topics for home gardeners and market growers.
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Illinois Temperature Zone


New time Zone Map

Why did We change fro 5A to 5B (5 degrees different)

1. 30 years of data compared to 14 years
2. Better Technology
3. Factoring in Temperaturing altering phenomenom like cities or lake effect


Why it doesn't change how we garden?

1. We have only increased 5 degree average low temperature, temperatures can still drop below average


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