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Despite the fact that it’s Spring, and we might have had some really nice, warm, sunny days once in lately… I have a piece of advice for you:
DON’T PLANT YET!
Take it from me… Been there, done that.
Here in Tennessee, last weekend was one of the most beautiful we’ve had since last September.
Somehow, we resisted. (Must’ve been all the previous years of planting too early that finally set us straight!)
If you’re wondering exactly when it is safe to plant in your area — when you can be reasonably sure that there won’t be any more nights of below-freezing temperatures or nights when frost is projected requiring you to run out into the night and cover up all your plants — check here: Victory Seeds.
Victory Seeds shows the likelihood of a frost in any given area. This site gives you the dates when you’re practically guaranteed that frost will no longer occur in your area.
I like to help people find unique ways to do things that will save time & money — so I write about “outside the box” Household Tips and Life Hacks that most wouldn’t think of. I’m super-organized. And I LOVE to clean! I even enjoy doing laundry (but not ironing). I’m also a lifelong dog owner — so I often share my favorite tips for living with dogs inside your home (like smart home design choices and dog-friendly cleaning & decorating ideas). Career-wise, I’ve been sharing my best ideas with others by blogging full-time since 1998 (the same year that Google started… and before the days of Facebook and YouTube). Prior to that, I worked in Higher Ed over 10 years before switching gears to pursue activities that I’m truly passionate about instead. For example, I’ve worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo — to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. When I’m not cleaning, organizing, decorating, or fixing something… you’ll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites). To date, I’ve personally written over 200 articles about cleaning, organization, DIY repairs, and household hacks on this site! A few have over 2M shares; many others have over 100K shares.