We've had a mild start to the year, and your garden is already starting to sprout! With freezing rain and snow on the way for parts of Western New York, it serves as a good reminder that even when the calendar says spring, old man winter still can throw us a few curve balls down the road.
Don't panic! We have some tips for you that will keep your plants alive and well just in time for the real spring weather to show up.
- Water the plants during the warmest part of the day. Moisture will rise from the soil and onto the roots of plants and warm it up a little.
- Cover the garden area with a tarp, tent or cover to insulate the area.
- Don't have a tarp? How about some bark, hay or straw.
Truth is, most plants can handle a couple of days of frost, snow, sleet etc. Otherwise, start planting after Memorial Day. That way, you won't have to worry about protecting your plants from being exposed to extreme weather.