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Monday, May 8, 2017

Yard and Garden Journal 5/8/2017 Frost Advisory

Everything (or nearly so) is sheltered in the garage for the night.   Currently it is ~12:45am and the temp outside is 35F; forecast is that it could drop to freezing sometime between now and just before sunup.  Frost was not in the forecast until AFTER I did some potting earlier in the day.  We don't have any tender annuals in the ground yet; I used to have stuff in the gardens by mid-April but just got plain tired of covering everything with sheets of plastic every time there was a chance of frost.  Last year (or maybe the year before) we decided to abide by the rule that nothing goes into the ground until after Mother's Day.


4 comments:

Ruth said...

The general rule here is Memorial day! Though I've pushed it a bit when the forcasts look good or I know I"m going to have time to keep everything covered as need be.

Joseph Brandon said...

It was bloody cold for the Cubs last night I see. But, that's Spring in Chi land as I remember it. Always seemed to get a few like this in May when I was a kid

"Zack" said...

Hey there Ruth. How you been feeling? Maybe a nice stretch of warm weather will speed your healing ...


Good to hear from ya!


"Zack" said...

Heh, yeah Joesph, a spring baseball game in Chicago is sometimes cold enough to end up in a snowball fight.

It has been a good spring so far; not too bad at all.