Planting fever is when one wants to play and plant in the dirt and get things growing.

Temps in the 80’s in southwest Missouri this week have many people heading to greenhouses and big box stores gathering up seedlings and plants.

Is it too early to plant?

It depends on what you are planting. There are several hardy plants that can withstand a late frost, but most plants in the garden will not survive if temps get below 32 degrees.

So when is it safe to plant?  Rule of thumb- wait until Mother’s Day in May.