Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
What Date Should I Use for Frost Date? Toplef10What Date Should I Use for Frost Date? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

What Date Should I Use for Frost Date? I22gcj10What Date Should I Use for Frost Date? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hardcore Sustainability - Urban Homesteading
by TCgardening Today at 7:59 pm

» N&C Midwest: August 2020
by OhioGardener Today at 3:11 pm

» Tomato Mosaic Virus...Fearing the Worst :(
by Yardslave Today at 12:26 pm

» The SFG journey-Overview of the Redesign Compost Tea Brewer
by has55 Today at 3:50 am

» Tampa newbie
by TCgardening Yesterday at 9:11 am

» Hello Usman from Pakistan
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:47 pm

» Pull Bean Plants to Pick Beans?
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:45 pm

» Safety of cardboard in compost
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:42 pm

» Succession seed sowing now
by Scorpio Rising 8/5/2020, 8:37 pm

» Hello from southern Wisconsin
by AtlantaMarie 8/5/2020, 6:07 am

» Stroke - Country Naturals
by countrynaturals 8/4/2020, 7:28 pm

» Cheerleaders needed, please. This is daunting.
by mollyhespra 8/4/2020, 2:19 pm

» Almost 68, and this is a new one on me !!!!
by sanderson 8/4/2020, 2:06 pm

» SFG Journey: Beneficial nematodes experiment
by has55 8/4/2020, 1:01 pm

» New England, August, 2020
by SFGHQSTAFF 8/4/2020, 4:18 am

» Newbie SFGer in N. Virginia needing some advice
by SFGHQSTAFF 8/4/2020, 3:19 am

» Earwigs 2.0!
by OhioGardener 8/3/2020, 2:52 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by Scorpio Rising 8/3/2020, 12:56 pm

» N&C Midwest—July 2020
by Scorpio Rising 8/3/2020, 12:40 pm

» Tomato Problems - Help!
by Dan in Ct 8/3/2020, 8:33 am

» Fire Ring / Round Raised Bed Planter
by Scorpio Rising 8/2/2020, 8:03 pm

» August Avatar: Beat The Heat!
by Scorpio Rising 8/2/2020, 9:01 am

» Staking Eggplants and Peppers
by sanderson 8/1/2020, 7:46 pm

» Tom Thumb
by sanderson 8/1/2020, 7:19 pm

» What's next? - August
by Scorpio Rising 8/1/2020, 4:47 pm

» Tomato Tuesday - 2020
by Scorpio Rising 8/1/2020, 4:40 pm

» Sprouts and Microgreens
by LilBittyBean 8/1/2020, 4:14 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 8/1/2020, 2:37 pm

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener 8/1/2020, 11:29 am

» Greetings all!
by Scorpio Rising 8/1/2020, 8:58 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

What Date Should I Use for Frost Date?

Go down

What Date Should I Use for Frost Date? Empty What Date Should I Use for Frost Date?

Post  Judge Kemp on 4/19/2010, 1:46 am

I found the nice link in our regional forum for Midwest that includes the 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, 50%, 60%, 70%, 80% and 90% date for last Frost of the Spring.

All the planting instructions go by "last frost date."

Which of the percentile date should I use to base my planting dates on?

I'd been going by the 10% date (latest date), but am thinking this has put me behind schedule.

So, which date should I be using?

Temperature10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%
Spring 32° May 2 Apr 28 Apr 25 Apr 22 Apr 20 Apr 18 Apr
15
Apr 12 Apr 8
avatar
Judge Kemp

Male Posts : 77
Join date : 2010-04-19
Age : 43
Location : Zone 5a --Central Iowa

Back to top Go down

What Date Should I Use for Frost Date? Empty Re: What Date Should I Use for Frost Date?

Post  boffer on 4/19/2010, 2:43 am

That is a nice chart; I hadn't seen it before. But, it's TMI !!

I think the trend amongst gardeners with a little experience is to push the limit on cool crops, and play it safe on warm weather crops.

Cool crops like lettuce, spinach, etc go in early. If they get wiped out due to frost, there's still time to replant. Also, everyone is anxious to get their hands dirty as soon as they can in the early spring!

For warm crops like tomatoes and corn, which in 4 season climates, only get planted once, most folks tend to be more patient, unless they have a means of protecting them (cloche, cold frame, etc)

Keep watching your regional forum for who's doing what and when in your area; that's probably your best guide.

Welcome to the forum glad you\'re here
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 67
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum