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February 14, 2013
Don't Get Burned by Frost
"Plant after all danger of frost has passed."

That advice is on most seed packets—and it's important to follow because frost can take out tender seedlings in a flash. But how do you know when there's no more chance of frost?

We turn to the easy-to-use Victory Seeds' calendar. All you have to do is click on your state to see a list of major cities and their average first and last frost dates.

Spring and fall frost dates are based on averages compiled over time. But remember—the type of frost those averages are referring to is known as a light frost/freeze, which means 29°F to 32°F.

And while some plants, like onions, peas and spinach, can be sown as soon as the soil can be worked, it's best to wait until the chance of frost is long gone before getting warm-season crops such as peppers and tomatoes in the ground.

Plan, then plant!

use   this easy source for finding out the average frost-free dates for your region.
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