FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — After the recent warmth and rain, you might be itching to start planting your outdoor garden.
Stop, don’t do it.
You can always start your plants indoors, but planting outside this time of the year is pretty risky.
In northeastern Indiana, the average last date of a temperature at or below 28° is April 11.
The latest hard freeze occured on May 13, 1946.
However, the average last date of a temperature at or below 32° is April 23.
After that, we can get outside and start growing those fruits and veggies.
A frost or freeze can happen in May, but it isn’t overly common.
The latest recorded frost in Fort Wayne was May, 27, 1961.