Reader 1: My gut says COLD COLD COLD, followed almost immediately by super hot. The ground frost levels are very deep and we are still seeing lots of cold days. I would not plant before frost days unless I could cover with hot house containers, and then only with a southern exposure with lots of compost/mulch.
Reader 2: I think it will be late May before it's really safe from frost. We haven't had any days here yet where it actually felt like warmer weather was on the way -- we're supposed to get at least 3 inches of snow here later today [Sunday, March 29th]. Maybe concentrate on getting any cold-tolerant plants / seeds out. Young lettuce can put up with frost. Cabbage, radishes, peas, onions, potatoes, a lot of greens.I had already started 25 peppers a few weeks ago, and now I've started another ten "King of the North" peppers (they don't need a long growing season). I'll just try to get three dozen into the containers this year. That'll be the best I can do, Enjoy today's nice temperatures . . . before we plunge back into the coldrums.
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