New Plants in April

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In St. Louis, Missouri, April is always a month for safety first when it comes to new plants. Many new plants that I buy or have started in the basement are much better off outside, but with temperatures below freezing at times, you have to figure out how to protect the plants.

I don’t plant until after May 1st, so I have to keep on top of the weather for all of April.

Here is one way I use to protect my plants.
I put them on a rolling shelf unit. When the temperature is above 45 degrees, I roll out the plants and give them water and sunshine. I don’t put them in full sun all day, but will start them out in sunshine and then move them to a shady area.

At night when the temperatures go below 40 degrees, I bring them inside the garage for protection.

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2 responses to “New Plants in April

  1. That’s a great idea, Tom. I’m sure waiting until May 1 until I plant anything.
    Lolly

  2. Jerry

    These are the seeds you sent me doing their thing – growing in NE Pa hoping to be planted in middle of May.

    THANKS Jerry >

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