Stay Away Jack Frost!

Updated: Sep 13

You Never Know Exactly When, But It’s Coming...

Farmers have to work with nature’s calendar. And there are two frost dates we watch for. The first is the last spring frost. And the other is the first fall frost. They are bookends to our “growing season.” The trouble is that these two dates are extremely unpredictable.

The unpredictable-ness is even more in play in the middle of Minnesota because there isn’t a large body of water that might moderate the temperature swings. So, a cold front can quickly drop the temperature in our area and catch us by surprise. Even the best meteorologists and weather forecaster make it clear that you just never know. In fact, there is an old Minnesota farmer saying (which I learned from Dave Lilligre