Have you noticed anyone in your neighborhood with pine cones near their garden?

If so, there's a reason why some gardeners are hanging pine cones upside down and it is all about the atmospheric conditions.

Gardening can be very difficult down south, so if there's any advantage to a successful garden, most people will give it a try.

Pine cones react to atmospheric conditions and the humidity level, thus they can tell you as a Gardner what is to come as you tend to what you have planted.

A pine cone will open up when the air is dry. This simple tendency can let a Gardener know if water will be needed in the days ahead, before it may be too late.

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Now, when the air is damp or humid, the pine will tend to close its scales to protect its seeds.

When the pine cone begins to close, it may be an indication that rain is possible and there may be no need for watering.

I should note here that a pine cone should not and will not replace a Doppler radar, but it is something you can use to your advantage when gardening.

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If you do notice that the pine cone you hung near your garden is opening and closing on a frequent basis, this is usually a good sign that the weather pattern in the days ahead will be unstable.

Conversely, if the pine cone scales remain in one position for a few days out, that is usually a good indication that the atmospheric conditions will be stable in the days ahead.

We've talked plenty about pineapples being hung by some, but now it was time to address the pine cone, and if you are serious about your gardening skills, you may want to consider this technique.


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