All Things Gardening forum: Abnormally cold May

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Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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May 5, 2017 10:02 AM CST
Well it's supposed to be spring with warm temps and sunshine. Looks like it may be a while. Blinking
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May 5, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Up here the ground is wet and still cool.
We had standing snow last week, whereas; last year by this time I had the potatoes in the ground already.
Garden centers are just opening up this year, which is later than in the past when they got burned by late frost and cold.
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
May 5, 2017 11:37 AM CST
Yes it is finally looking like Spring. The last two days have been beautiful!
Name: Bob
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May 5, 2017 7:39 PM CST
Still cold here highs still in the 50's with some in the 40's.
Name: Cheryl
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May 5, 2017 7:57 PM CST
It's cold for us, too. But not "cold" but most standards. But mid-70's in May with 26% humidity for us is cool and unusual, not to mention very welcomed!
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Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
May 11, 2017 10:03 PM CST
I have had the latest "below 50" temps this May ever. I've had to cover my tomatoes every night for 3 nights and expect to for 2 more. The weather variation is difficult.

It has been a real game lately. I have put small pepper cages over the tomatoes, and a empty wall o waters over that. Then a white trash bag over the wall o water.

The forecast last week was for one night below 50 and the next 52. So I did that temporary thing with the bag. Then it was under 50 again, and again, and again. Tonight is a full week of placing the bags over the cages and rushing out at 7 am to remove them (they heat to 90 real fast).

The forecast is for lows in the 60s in 2 days and beyond and I will sure relax after that!

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