I’m pretty sure heard one of the MPR meteorologists last week advising people to wait till after Mother’s Day to plant annuals and vegetables. If so, oops! There was patchy frost here in Northfield this morning. Our backyard thermometer read 33 degrees and my car windows were coated.
I see former Strib/WCCO meteorologist Paul Douglas is now blogging for the St. Cloud Times. His blog post Sunday morning says:
Don’t let the daffodils and tulips fool you. Only the brave (and foolhardy) are planting annuals this early. Last night’s patchy frost was a rude reminder that frost is quite prevalent across central Minnesota through the third week of May. The general rule of thumb holds: if you want to be ABSOLUTELY safe: wait until Memorial Day to plant your vegetable patch.