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Amateur Gardening|May 15, 2021
Beware a late frost on your veg bed and plan accordingly. Bob shows you how to keep the essentials covered
Bob Flowerdew

WITH our changeable weather becoming even less predictable, we need to be careful otherwise we may get caught out. Records show that for much of the UK we can expect an occasional late hard frost in mid-May, even during a spell of warm weather. Of course, we might not get one this year, but sadly only one frost is all it takes to destroy tender vegetables, set back hardier ones and blacken blossoms and fruitlets.

It really can be a disaster. The irony is that those sudden hard, late frosts usually come when we are enjoying beautiful warm, sunny days. We spend the days planting out bedding and vegetables (that perhaps could have been hardened off a bit more…)

Tender marig out in spring and overnight these can be burnt or even liquefied.

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