Asked on Apr 9, 2012

Is it safe to plant some flowers and vegetable w/ us still having frosts every night? It gets down to anywhere from 28

Terri JBetsey DDouglas Hunt


- 36, but then the days are sunny and range from high 50's to 70.
4 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Apr 9, 2012

    You could put out pansies, which like it cool, but not the more traditional summer annual flowers, which cannot take a frost. If you can work the ground, it is safe to sow vegetables like spinach, beets and radishes. For more ideas, check out the cool season vegetables on this list from Penn State's Cooperative Extension service:

  • Terri J
    on Apr 9, 2012

    Thanks Doug. I also am getting some heleboras (spelling?) from my friends mother to try un the shaded part of my back yard. I love it when people decide they don't want some of their plants anymore!

  • Betsey D
    on Apr 9, 2012

    wait - labor and plants lost to frost is a waste. gardening builds patience, you know. :)

  • Terri J
    on Apr 9, 2012

    Patience is a virtue that I have never had. I guess gardening will help me to gain some then. :)

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