Planting Your Vegetable Garden is a Mixed Bag Right Now
ST. CLOUD -- Gardening season is here, but an extension educator in horticulture says you may want to wait on direct seed vegetables like beans, beets, carrots and sweet corn until the danger of frost has passed.
Beth Berlin says for Stearns and Sherburne counties the frost danger zone ends the week of May 15th. For Benton, Todd and Morrison counties it is the week of May 22nd.
However, Berlin says there are some things you can be planting right now. Hearty vegetables like broccoli, lettuce, peas, onions and potatoes aren't bothered by a day or two of cold temps.
With Mother's Day right around the corner, Berlin says be careful with those flower arrangements like hanging plants. She says many of the flower varieties are sensitive to the cold so be sure to bring them in at night if the low temperature starts to dip much below 40 degrees.