Mid-April, and beautiful weather makes it real tempting to plant faster than planned. After all, the sooner we get things planted, the sooner they can grow, and the faster we can have a greater assortment of veggies for Farmers’ Market, right?
Not so fast, rookie.
It might be 80 degrees in the afternoon, but with blue skies, not a cloud in sigh… the temperature can easily drop below freezing by dawn of the next morning. All it takes is a storm moving east hundreds of miles away and let it’s little cold tail swing through the atmosphere… and boom, we’re below freezing.
At over 5000 feet elevation, the surface cools much faster. Add to the fact there is next to no concrete or blacktop, no large trees, or massive shrubs, and the air simply goes up, up, and up. The faster it leaves, the colder it gets.