Gardening Tips: Deer ticks and Lyme disease | Columnists | hudsonvalley360.com – Hudson Valley 360

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Gardening Tips: Deer ticks and Lyme disease | Columnists | hudsonvalley360.com – Hudson Valley 360

The weather has turned decidedly spring-like as we enter the middle of April, but don’t rule out a late season snowstorm in the higher elevations of the Catskills. Many people in the Kingston area have already set out some spring vegetable transplants, such as broccoli, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, lettuce and other greens. These crops can tolerate a few freezing nights and even snow on top of them. If you buy gallon jugs of water or milk, the jugs can be recycled as hot caps to protect tender transplants. Simply cut the bottom of the jugs off and set the top over the transplant. Be sure to remove the cap or the transplants will get “cooked” on a sunny day. The average “last” frost date is still a month or so away in the valley and six weeks or so, in the mountains.

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