I have only been back in Montana for 4 years, I grew up here, but my mom did all the gardening.
My question is this, all of the low temps on the 10 day forecast are in the mid 40's and 50's. The lowest temp is 42. Now I know that on day 11 of this same forecast, it could be 30 degrees. But for some reason, this spring has seemed to move in my area MUCH faster than normal. For instance, the lilacs are blooming this morning...they do not usually bloom until the first week or 10 days of June!
I have had my garden now for 3 years, and I have waited until the end of May to put all of the veg in, because temps were much lower.
If I did risk it and put my tomatoes and such out, could I just cover with 5 gallon buckets or a floating row cover if things got freezy?
Thanks for your help!