we are experiencing some unseasonably warm weather. sunday it was 90 degrees and is predicted to be close to 90 the next few days - before dropping sharply to the 60-70's (where it should be).
i have been hardening off my starts over the past few weeks, by placing them outside each morning. nights have been very cool and we had a hard frost last tuesday and as a result all of the plants have come into the garage each night - this will prevent them from getting nipped by frost, but the garage is still not much protection against the general cold. so last night, with the abnormally warm weather - i left my plants out.
its a risk, but i took it.
farmer fred states that you shouldnt leave your plants out until the nights consistently stay above 50 degrees. my temps have been in the mid forties - except for that frost last week. that frost which could have killed or severely maimed my plants. this morning we were in the low 50's so i knew we were ok.
toughen up plants - i need you ready for planting in a few weeks.