Weather Network Gardening Forecast

While checking the weather forecast on The Weather Network website today, I noticed they also provide a general forecast for gardeners. This isn’t how I stumbled on to it, but here’s the general route: Click the Home & Garden tab and select Lawn & Garden Forecast from the drop-down menu. Then click your province and then your city. A “Switch To Garden Forecast” button on the regular forecast page for each city would simplify the process, but anyway, the garden forecast page looks like this (as an example from St. John’s):


The green-red symbols are not the greatest for the 1 in 12 people like me who are colour blind. I can tell the difference in this instance, but I’d have more difficulty with it if the area of green or red was smaller. A symbol with an X through the shovel would be more effective. Otherwise, it’s not a bad general indicator for gardeners.

About Phillip

Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

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