Skip to comments.Last Freeze & Last Frost Dates
Posted on 02/16/2012 8:18:26 AM PST by orsonwb
The most important factor in determining when to plant a certain type of vegetable in your garden is the Last Freeze Date in the spring for your area...
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Thanks - Mrs Colonel and I were just discussing this morning whether to take the plants out of the greenhouse. Guess I’ll wait another couple of weeks.
Not sure what you mean by that. Could you explain?
Garden Group PING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Garden Group PING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Blog pimping is posting to FR with a link to your personal blog in an effort to generate traffic to your site.
Lots of peeps do it - some more subtly than others.
Feel free to join the conversation @ the Weekly FR Gardening Thread - which posts on Fridays.
I came across this site via a link on the site of our local TV garden show, The Central Texas Gardener. I really could care less about what type of fabric to use when making new curtains, and information of that nature, so quite a bit of this site does not interest me. But, I did find some of the gardening specific information useful. I realize it may not be The New York Times, but like I said, I found some of it useful and not readily available on the other sites I read regularly. Most a link be from The Wall Street Journal to post on FR?
No. you are doing just fine orson. Never mind what the other guy said. It is not blog pimping to post a link to a website if it is not for personal gain.
“Feel free to join the conversation @ the Weekly FR Gardening Thread - which posts on Fridays.”
I usually read this thread every Friday, should I wait until this thread comes out each Friday, and then post any Gardening related article inside that thread? I’m not trying to be a smart a_ _, I just want to make sure I follow protocol.
Good information. Thanks for posting.
I believe you owe orson an apology!
Thank you for the find and the thread. It seems the TSA mentality is not limited to airports.
Thank you for the ping.
The most important factor in determining when to plant a certain type of vegetable in your garden is the Last Freeze Date in the spring, and the First Freeze Date in the fall for your area. These dates for a given area are based on historical weather data from that area over a 30 year period compiled by the National Climatic Data Center.
The actual dates that the freezing temperatures occurred each year in a given area, during this 30 year period, are averaged together. Probabilities of a freeze occurring are then assigned to these average dates.
The first column shows the City and State name.
The second column shows three temperatures. The first temperature, 36°F, is the Frost temperature. Temperature monitoring stations are typically mounted four to six feet above the ground. During clear, calm, and cold nights the temperature at ground level, where your garden is, can become much colder. The second temperature, 32°F, is the Freeze temperature. The third temperature is the Hard Freeze temperature.
The third column titled Spring Date has three sub-columns in it titled Probability Level 90, 50, and 10 with dates listed under them. The lower the probability level number, the less likely it is that a Frost, Freeze, or Hard Freeze will occur on that date.
The Last Freeze Date for this example is April 10. This means that there is only a 10 percent chance that it will freeze on this date. Remember, although statistically accurate, you are really just playing the odds with this date. Before planting you should ALWAYS check your local weather to see if a freeze is in the forecast.
In the table below, click on your state specific data then look for your citys information in the next screen.
|State||Click for Chart|
|Alabama||AL - Data Sheet|
|Alaska||AK - Data Sheet|
|Arizona||AZ - Data Sheet|
|Arkansas||AR - Data Sheet|
|California||CA - Data Sheet|
|Colorado||CO - Data Sheet|
|Connecticut||CT - Data Sheet|
|Delaware||DE - Data Sheet|
|Florida||FL - Data Sheet|
|Georgia||GA - Data Sheet|
|Hawaii||HI - Data Sheet|
|Idaho||ID - Data Sheet|
|Illinois||IL - Data Sheet|
|Indiana||IN - Data Sheet|
|Iowa||IA - Data Sheet|
|Kansas||KS - Data Sheet|
|Kentucky||KY - Data Sheet|
|Louisiana||LA - Data Sheet|
|Maine||ME - Data Sheet|
|Maryland||MD - Data Sheet|
|Massachusetts||MA - Data Sheet|
|Michigan||MI - Data Sheet|
|Minnesota||MN - Data Sheet|
|Mississippi||MS - Data Sheet|
|Missouri||MO - Data Sheet|
|Montana||MT - Data Sheet|
|Nebraska||NE - Data Sheet|
|Nevada||NV - Data Sheet|
|New Hampshire||NH - Data Sheet|
|New Jersey||NJ - Data Sheet|
|New Mexico||NM - Data Sheet|
|New York||NY - Data Sheet|
|North Carolina||NC - Data Sheet|
|North Dakota||ND - Data Sheet|
|Ohio||OH - Data Sheet|
|Oklahoma||OK - Data Sheet|
|Oregon||OR - Data Sheet|
|Pennsylvania||PA - Data Sheet|
|Rhode Island||RI - Data Sheet|
|South Carolina||SC - Data Sheet|
|South Dakota||SD - Data Sheet|
|Tennessee||TN - Data Sheet|
|Texas||TX - Data Sheet|
|Utah||UT - Data Sheet|
|Vermont||VT - Data Sheet|
|Virginia||VA - Data Sheet|
|Washington||WA - Data Sheet|
|West Virginia||WV - Data Sheet|
|Wisconsin||WI - Data Sheet|
|Wyoming||WY - Data Sheet|
I hope you find this information helpful and I wish you Happy (freeze damage free) Planting.
Data Source: National Climatic Data Center
Good information. Thanks for posting.
That guy is wrong; ignore his insult. This is NOT “blog pimping.” This is useful information. Thanks for posting.
We have a number of Barney Fife types over-zealously policing blog posts. They’re really obnoxious in many cases for no good reason other than their own self-importance. Please ignore them and, if they get too obnoxious to you, tell them to ef-off.
lol @ Just mythoughts
Thanks for the info, orsonwb, was about to ping the garden list keeper to spread the wealth but it’s already done.
Thanks for the information. Always appreciate good information.
Do not worry about the self appointed anti blog pimp pimps. But I would recommend that you ping JustaDumbBlonde, she maintains the gardening list and can help get the info out.
No, you do not have to wait until Friday to post information interesting to the Garden Group. Thanks for posting.
Well, it looks like it will be safe to put the garden in between May 11 and May 29 and to lay down weed control granules in the flower gardens in early May. Now, I already knoew that, but I’m grateful for the reminder. Thanks.
How funny. I was just going through some seed packets and was thinking I better get these guys going in the window or I’ll miss out entirely come April!
Well find another thread, its your right to be be wrong . some of us like being pinged for we don't have the time to search all these "blogs"
No need to click on the link. That information is readily available online.
Wow, they’re showing a good 6 weeks earlier for the last freeze in Central Texas. Yes, it warms up in March but it seems there’s always a night or two of freezing temps right before tax day. I count tax day and Halloween as last and first freezes.
Thanks, very useful.
Nobody on the weekly gardening thread has starch in their shorts.
You are very welcome there.
JustaDumbBlond is currently hosting the thread..
Same Site, Plant Hardiness Zones Maps (USDA)
Thank you for posting the site.
We farm & I am a gardener. Useful information.
Terrific list. Thanks!
When I was in the wood business, I figured, we’d have one more freeze before Easter. After Easter, we did not sell anymore firewood. I was also told by a tomatoe grower to put out the tomatoe plants when the Mesquite trees began to bud out.
Right, riiiiggghhht. Usually FG = P(15)-3.5, for good time....
All I know for sure is I've seen it 65 degrees in January and 7" of snow on the 4th of July.
Last year the snowpack was over 200%. This year, no snow, ya know?
Roll the dice.
Thanks for posting—I was actually looking for this info today :)
FG = Fine Gardening. :’)
It’s been one of my favorite winters so far. Could have done without that freezing rainstorm a week or so ago, but there’s no trace of it now.
And as I was saying today. I just hope this good winter doesn’t last until June. But I’m not sure any of that matters. A kid I work with is in the NG. I asked him if the SHTF if he would shoot me and Sergio, or if he would side with us. HUH? I asked him if he swore an oath to protect the Constitution or defend the government. HUH?
“I just joined to be an Occupier. Give me your free shit. I don’t care if hell freezes over.”
Good to know the answer of that one in advance, eh? :’)
also watch for the pecan trees to start budding
Do you think Mother Nature will read the schedule! lol Temperatures have been all over the thermometer this year. We are expecting a nor’easter, with dropping temperatures and snow this weekend. This comes after 50 and 60 degree temperatures.
I do believe Mother Nature runs on her own schedule, which she changes whenever she danged well pleases!!!!!
As to the weather - who knows what’s going to happen tomorrow. We actually did plan our weekend plans around the fact it’s just going to be a plain old crummy day tomorrow, so we’re getting all our outside stuff and errands run today. Tomorrow we’re just going to head over to Chincoteague and watch a little NASCAR, drink a little beer, and shoot a little pool - not necessarily in that order or those quantities!!!!
Rain is starting right now. I can only hope for the best from this weekend storm. The Weather Channel has us right smack dab in the middle of the rain, ice and snow! Good thing I went grocery shopping yesterday.