Friday, May 3, 2013

Surprise frost warning

Nail-biting weather. Wow, early May - and we're looking at freeze warnings. This is a good two weeks past this area's USDA "last average freeze date." Ah, well, our friends north and west of us are catching it harder, so we won't complain.

Rushed late yesterday in a drizzling rain to get plastic covers over the Kennebec and Yukon
Gold potatoes that are just sticking out tender shoots, and the peppers, Delicata squash that we set out a week ago.

Figure strawberries, peas, asparagus, and garlic can handle what we hope will be a light freeze or just darn cold.

On the bright side, perhaps this spring rain will be a harbinger of a not-to-hot-and-dry summer, but we're not betting the farm! -- Gordon Cucullu

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