Return to the Rocky Mountain Gardening Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Safe to plant annuals?

Posted by woliver none (My Page) on
Tue, May 24, 11 at 9:56

I'm trying to decide if it's safe to plant annuals and warm weather seeds yet in the Monument area, any thoughts?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Safe to plant annuals?

If you have a way to protect them in case of late freezes or snows, you might be OK. I've seen snow and frost in early June in the Palmer Divide region. Not every year, but some. Today is cold with sleet -- not so good for the warm-weather plants. Some are shocked at below-40 temps even if they don't die, and their recovery and growth might be slow.

Some of the seeds you plant now won't be up for a few weeks. Those might be safer. If they are dependent on soil temps, you could check to see if the soil was warm enough. If not, then wait another week or two.

RE: Safe to plant annuals?

Thank you! I'll wait a little longer!

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Rocky Mountain Gardening Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here