Tag: frost

Way Beyond Last Frost Date

UNITED STATES—Scheduling of gardening chores is as important now as it ever was. We plant warm season vegetables and annuals in time for spring...

Get Perennials Ready For Winter

UNITED STATES—Dilemmas are common in gardening. Should summer vegetables that are still producing be removed so that winter vegetables can get started on time?...

Frost Is History For Now

UNITED STATES—There is no doubt that frost will return next autumn. It does that every year. Right now, we are more concerned that is...

Jack Frost Was Sneaky Again

UNITED STATES—Timing is very important in gardening. Even when the weather in autumn still seems like summer, spring blooming bulbs must be planted on...

Unseasonable Weather Can Confuse Plants

UNITED STATES—Even without any of the five senses that we are outfitted with, plants are remarkably perceptive of the weather and the changing seasons....

Plants Are Particular About Exposure

UNITED STATES—One of the most important differences between plants and animals is that animals are 'animated', and plants are not. Aquatic plants might float...

Even Mild Winters Can Bring Frost

UNITED STATES—This really is the best climate for gardening. Even though summers are mild, there are not many plants that want for more warmth....

Mild Weather Is Still Problematic

UNITED STATES—It is amazing that so many orchards are so productive in California, and that so many similar orchards had formerly been productive in...

Some Annuals Are Not Annual

UNITED STATES—So many annuals are actually perennials. They just get dug and replaced because they are not pretty enough during their off season. For...

Frost Is Just Too Cool

UNITED STATES—Is it too late to warn about frost? After all the rain, the recent and sudden cold weather was quite a surprise. Fortunately,...

Some Plants Need To Chill

UNITED STATES—It is easy to snivel about the weather when it gets uncomfortable for us. The rain gets too wet. The temperature gets too...
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