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December 18, 2019

A Brief Foreword 

 

Scarlett O' Hara could be warm and inviting, and the next second show a sharp tongue that could leave even the most confident of men, humbled, tucking his tail in defeat. Scarlett and South Carolina's weather could be twin debutantes, both wearing the same dress to the ball.

 

If our weather was a debutante, she would be constantly changing dresses. A nice cool blue dress in the morning, and maybe a bright yellow in the afternoon.  That night she could wear a warm orange, or she could change to a harsher, colder blue, to match her personality- or temperatures.

         

 

Every spring and fall she teases us for sure. We have all been bitten by the “plant it early” bug, usually around two days of the year, Good Friday and August the 1st, however our dear weather is a tease. She's dancing around with a matching fan, alluring us into the garden to plant our crops early.

         

Good Friday is usually too cold for your summer plants and August the first is usually too hot for your winter plants.

         

 

Ground temperature is the most important indicator on when to plant. In the spring, we need three whole weeks of the night temperatures staying above 70 degrees for the ground to be warm enough to plant in. If you walk bare foot