Find the best time to plant with this freeze-risk chart

The NWS says if you plant frost-sensitive on or before the yellow date, be prepared to protect them. (Image courtesy of the NWS, Medford Office.)
The NWS says if you plant frost-sensitive on or before the yellow date, be prepared to protect them. (Image courtesy of the NWS, Medford Office.)

Medford, Ore. – Many people are ready to put the cold and chill of winter behind them as the calendar creeps up to those warm summer months. But don’t forget that the spring months have their cold spells. When can you expect the last spring freeze to be?

Thanks to the a chart provided by the National Weather Service Medford Office, you can get a pretty good idea of when the odds will be in your favor to avoid that crop-killing chill.

The data set is derived from 30 years of recorded climate variables in Southern Oregon, and provides an average time-frame of the last spring freeze in specific areas.

Don’t forget to check your local forecast, as actual yearly conditions can vary widely based on weather patterns.

You can also check out the frost (36F) data HERE.

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