Yesterday, the local Weather Service office reported that it was the second warmest January to May period on record. Record year was back in 1934. The 2016 last frost appears to be one back in April and about 10 days early.
Recently, the morning lows have been in the 50's. Yesterday, the thermometer barely made it to 60Â°f with 25+ mph wind gusts. It was 38Â° in my garden this morning!
I had already lost a tomato plant, broken at ground level by the wind - replaced it. There are several more out of about 60 with damaged stems, that will be replaced.
Nothing new, with wind damage and May temperatures in the 30's ... I was, however, suckered in to setting out warm-season plants a little early. Stunting is likely but that also is nothing new. Now, for some rain and, hopefully, better weather following ..?
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks