Here in Central Texas, the recent warm temperatures mean Alvin Faykus' peach tree is blooming a little too soon: it should normally begin to flower in the spring.

Warm & cold spots in US affecting crops

This could be a precarious situation for plants and trees in our area, as freezes are still possible into March. Plants that bloom too early have a risk of losing any fruit with a cold snap. In other parts of the US, harsh winters are causing crops to fail. The following is an excerpt of an article from The Weather Channel: Your luck might be running out if you’re a cauliflower lover living in the US or Canada. With cold weather impacting California’s Imperial Valley and Yuma, Arizona, where cauliflower is known to grow, the vegetable has been in short…