Jamie here! We’ve been having some weirdly coooold nights following a couple weeks of very warm Spring days, and it’s got me worried about my little plant babies.
My Nanny always said to never plant your garden till after Derby Day. My mail lady says she never plants hers until after Good Friday. It’s really dependant on where you live and what kind of crazy Spring you’re having – but this frost date chart is a good tool to give you an estimate of when it’s safe to plant.
Whenever you decide to plant your garden or set out your pretty planters full of Spring flowers – a late frost can easily sneak up on you and ruin all that hard work.
When temps dip even close to freezing, a light frost can develop on the leaves of plants. If they go much lower, the water-filled cells will freeze and the cell walls will burst, destroying the leaves.
For some tips on how to protect plants from freezing, or getting damaged, by a late frost – keep reading!