Avoid a frosty re­cep­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - House & Home -

It’s so tempt­ing. All those an­nu­als you’ve sown in­doors are now big enough to plant out, the tomato seedlings are do­ing well and you just want to clear those win­dowsills, the green­house or the con­ser­va­tory.

But be warned, if you plant ten­der plants out be­fore the last frosts have passed, it could ruin all your hard work of the pre­vi­ous months.

De­spite the re­cent sunny spell, it’s also still been very cold out and snow has hit some parts. Late frost can hit in late May or even June, re­duc­ing ten­der plants to shriv­el­ling corpses, so it’s pru­dent to be cau­tious.

But don’t give up if your plants suc­cumb to frost. If you wait un­til early sum­mer you may see signs of growth un­der­neath the dam­aged parts. Cut back the dead growth to give the new growth a chance to catch up.

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