|Forum topic by BlankMan||posted 03-23-2012 12:59 PM||1075 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
03-23-2012 12:59 PM
This warm weather we’ve been having has me a bit worried, plants may be waking up a bit early and we usually get below freezing days in April.
My lilac bush, blueberry bushes, currant bushes and assorted other plants have leaves already. My lapins cherry tree started to bloom yesterday and that’s anywhere from about 2 to 4 weeks earlier then I’ve seen before. The tulips are already blooming and aren’t usually all in full bloom until the end of April. Tiger lilies are pretty big already too and buds on the daffodils make me think they’ll be blooming soon too. Scallons are a foot tall from last years seeds and onions are up, both up from last years plantings.
I checked through my archived weather data this past weekend because it’s been so nice I’ve got the itch to plant my vegetable gardens. What I found for the last 6 years is we usually go below freezing in April but the lowest temperature in May for the last 6 years was 36° I think so I was thinking of planting first week of May instead of my usual Memorial Day.
But I’m worried that if we go below freezing the leaves on the bushes and trees might not handle it. Not worried about the tulips they’ve been covered in snow before and not been phased by it and the sedum always seems to be green at ground level even during the winter but are now pretty tall already.
Crazy weather we’ve been having…
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI