March 13, 2014
Why it's Not Good to Plant at the First Sight of Spring Warmth
March of 2012 will go down as the warmest March on record for the United States, and many plants are now suffering from recent cold spells.
March 2012 is also the warmest on record for the Valley, with a mean temperature of 55.9 degrees.
That breaks the 1921 record 54.4 degrees.
Despite warm temperatures so early in the season, it's only safe to start planting those gardens now.
Most plants need a soil temperature of at least 60 degrees to germinate.
Gardeners say if you planted early and you haven't seen anything sprout up yet, it's because the plant is either waiting for the soil to warm, or it could be rotting.
So if you haven't planted your garden yet? Your right on track.