Tag: frost

Way Beyond Last Frost Date

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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