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Opinions: Last frost yes or no?

Posted by arrick Z5b LaGrange IL (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 27, 07 at 10:20

This is one of my favorite (or sometimes frustrating) games to play in spring.. and with our roller coaster weather this year - who says we've had our last frost and who says we're still in for a late one this year?

In my area our average last frost date was 2 days ago (4/25)... and I say we've had our last frost. but who says yea or nay for their area?


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RE: Opinions: Last frost yes or no?

I'm in Chicago. I think we had our last frost...might get a bit cold but no more frost. I hope!!:)


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RE: Opinions: Last frost yes or no?

I'm in Princeton. 10 day forecast has lowest temp of about 45...I need my new tomato/pepper raised bed to get dry enough to till, and have to remove the sod from a place I want to plant an allium bed and a squash/melon/pumpkin patch...I've been waiting for the dirt to dry!

Off topic - this is my first time gardening in illinois - there are these white larvae under the sod, they have feet in the front and reddish heads. Are they cicaidas? There are so many of them!!!!


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RE: Opinions: Last frost yes or no?

  • Posted by arrick Z5b LaGrange IL (My Page) on
    Fri, Apr 27, 07 at 15:07

depends on how big. I have seen cicada larvae, but they are usually deep - 8-10 inches or so. And at least a couple inches long. could also just be nasty grubs.


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RE: Opinions: Last frost yes or no?

The avergae last frost day means that you have a 50% chance of having a frost after that date. I would wait another week or two until your frost free date. That's the dat at which you will have a frost only about 10% of the time.


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