Well I guess I jinxed us with all that talk about the beautiful warm weather we’ve been having.
We dropped to 28 degrees for a low a couple of nights, and the rain has just stopped.
Yes, I had to bring the citrus trees back in and the one plant I put out on the screened in porch.
Actually Jim did it for me. I know better but it was so nice for so long….oh well.
I’m glad I didn’t get tempted to put out tomatoes and all the others warm weather crops.
Some folks have asked me about freeze dates. The information I found is taken from records from 1906 to 2015.
The last date for a killing freeze (24 degrees) is March 7. The last date for a hard freeze (28 degrees) is March 18, and the last date for a frost or light freeze (32 degrees) is March 29. Looks like we are right on schedule.
So with that information you can see why we should probably wait a while longer to plant those tender crops.
And the soil needs to be warmer for their roots to thrive, and therefore the plant to thrive.
I am going to wait a couple of weeks and then look for some good size plants that have been growing in a nice warm greenhouse and are already producing.
They are more expensive than the little guys, but if you just buy a few big ones, you will get a jump on getting that first homegrown tomato.
I know some of you would like some garden flowers for Easter so I would recommend maybe buying some hanging baskets that could be set outside for color, but could easily be brought in if a freeze pops up again.
Anything planted in the garden is fair game for Mother Nature! Have an wonderful Easter and always…Enjoy the Earth!