Friday, May 16, 2014

PIP & PIG

Heard this on the news the other day....
We were cautioned to remember PIP and PIG

PIP - around Mother's Day
Plant in Pot

Mine are waiting in the garage...

PIG - after Memorial Day
Plant in Ground

The average frost dates in Colorado vary, mostly due to elevation. I found this nifty map online. It is an interactive "Last Frost" map for Colorado. Other states are available at http://www.plantmaps.com


We live in the dark brown zone. We'll wait until after Memorial Day to put anything, except the most frost-tolerant veggies, in the ground!

Although, I must remind myself that this is Colorado... 
where anything can happen! 

We've had snow flurries in June. 
We had a hard frost as late as June 12th.
We had inches of hail in June
... one never knows!! 

6 comments:

  1. Years ago I used to plant in pots and put them in a yard trailer and wheel them in and out of the garage until June. Now I am too lazy to plant anything and will wait for the wildflowers to bloom:)

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  2. My wife has a "plant room" made of glass and wood where she used to put all her potted plants. She doesn't do that much anymore so now I keep my tools in there!

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  3. Good to know, I will check out that site. Last snow since I lived here was May 26, but still below freezing into June, so we do pretty much the same thing here. I don't know about this year though, it is hot, hot, hot right now.

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  4. Yeah, I didn't know either. I do now:)

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  5. I've been putting my plants out by day and in by night. What a drag!

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  6. I haven't heard that, but it is a good thing to remember. I have about given up on plants..my green thumbs have turned purple on me.

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