One Last Wintry Blast?

It looks like we are due for one last onset of sub-freezing temperatures this week. (Next week they are forecasting 36, which still isn’t that spectacular.) The forecast Thursday night is for 29 degrees. If you only have cool season vegetables out, this really isn’t anything to worry about. You don’t even need to cover them. If you’ve got tomatoes or peppers planted, you will definitely want to cover them!

I also noticed that our newly planted rhubarb crown bit the dust sometime in the past couple weeks. It had a couple of new leaves growing, but they are gone now and the crown seems crumbly and dead. I suspect fluctuating temperatures had a lot to do with that.  Rhubarb crown number 2 is coming soon! We’ll see if we can keep that one alive.

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on April 17, 2013, in Around the Garden and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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