Whether or not you're good to garden this weekend

NOW: Whether or not you’re good to garden this weekend


With Mother's Day on Sunday, many of us will do some planting in the garden, whether it's flowers or a vegetable garden! Mother's Day typically marks a safe time to plant, because frost is unlikely during the second half of May. There is a chance that overnight temperatures could drop into the upper 30s this weekend, with frost possible in some rural areas. 


Average overnight low temperatures are in the upper 40s and low 50s through the end of May. Statistically, there is only a 50/50 chance of having one overnight freeze during the entire month of May.


The air temperature is not the only thing you have to worry about when planting a garden; soil temperature matters too.

Soil temperatures across Michiana are in the fifties, nearing sixty degrees.

There are several vegetables that you can start planting at this temperature, and there are some that you may want to wait a week or two to plant.

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To see a full list of vegetables and what soil temperatures you should plant them in, click here!

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