Host Richard Hentschel talks about early gardening and what that means for our 4 groups of temperature sensitive vegetables. Our typical average frost free date for our area is about May 5th. Gardeners then base those plantings for the very hardy and Frost tolerant vegetable plants. Those vegetables considered tender and warm loving are planted after the average frost free dates. Tender vegetables will need to be protected from frosts and light freezes. Warm loving vegetable cannot tolerate any kind of cold weather.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.