Hot spells in September and early October aren’t as extreme as in mid-summer, but new seedlings and transplants that do best in cooler temperatures really suffer in fall heat. Monitor the weather report and wait patiently until temperatures drop into the 80s during the day and the low 60s or high 50s overnight to plant pansies, root vegetables and cole crops or brassicas.
Hot spells in September and early October aren’t as extreme as in mid-summer, but new seedlings and transplants that do best in cooler temperatures really suffer in fall heat. Monitor the weather report and wait patiently until temperatures drop into the 80s during the day and the low 60s or high 50s overnight to plant pansies, root vegetables and cole crops or brassicas. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file
Hot spells in September and early October aren’t as extreme as in mid-summer, but new seedlings and transplants that do best in cooler temperatures really suffer in fall heat. Monitor the weather report and wait patiently until temperatures drop into the 80s during the day and the low 60s or high 50s overnight to plant pansies, root vegetables and cole crops or brassicas. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee file

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