Spring planters beware of fluctuating temps

Typically, the last freeze of the season happens in mid to late April, but sometimes it can happen as late as early May

Experts warn not to plant flowers too early.

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The warm forecast may prompt some to start spring planting, but experts warn to give it some more time.

Donna Lonardo with Lonardo’s Greenhouse in Boardman, said that while she is expecting big crowds this weekend, she is advising customers to just browse when it comes to some varieties of plants and wait for the weather to even out before planting.

“We just encourage people to come out and take a look around, get some ideas for your planting and maybe leave them in the greenhouse a few more weeks,” Lonardo said.

Lonardo said if you plant too early and those plants are exposed to the cold, they will likely die.

Typically, the last freeze of the season happens in mid to late April, but sometimes it can happen as late as early May.

Some varieties that can take colder weather include pansies, violas and snapdragon. Some vegetables do well in the cold such as broccoli, Brussel sprouts and cabbage.

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