Paul's Blog: March 2012

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Is Summer Really Here?

Is this for Real?

This stretch of summer like weather has us all wondering, "Is this for real", or will we soon be brought back to reality.

Averages are about 15 degrees above normal - near early May temperatures.

The average temperature here in Lexington for March 20th is 60 degrees.   The high today is supposed to be 84.  Tomorrow's forecast is for 84 and the next nine days are to average 72 degrees.  The past nine days averaged 72 so that is 18 days at early May temperatures for Lexington.

So what do we do as gardeners?  

I noticed some people buying small tomato plants at the hardware store today.   My advice is to keep those plants indoors until at least the last week of April.  If you must plant them outside be ready to cover them with something when the cold nights return.  Yes, I am predicting we will yet have a frost this spring and probably more than one frost.

What can we do right now if it is still likely to freeze?

It is a great time right now to prepare the soil, dig up those perennial weeds like dandelions and get your seeds started indoors.  It also is a great time to feed your perennials.  I like to use a good mix of organic fertilizers:  feather meal, kelp meal and bone meal.   This is also the best time to plant your cool weather crops outside.  Lettuces, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, carrots and beets all like the cool soil.  Yes, the soil is still cool although these warm nights are certainly changing that quickly.

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Comment balloon 1 commentPaul Campbell Realtor Lexington • March 22 2012 06:25PM
Is Summer Really Here?
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Is this for Real? This stretch of summer like weather has us all wondering, "Is this for real", or will we soon be brought back to reality. Averages are about 15 degrees above normal - near early May temperatures. The… more
Too Busy, Want to Slow Down? You Won't Want to Miss this Party?
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Friends, If you are tired of trying to live life in the "fast lane" then you need to put this date on your calendar right now! Friday, March 23 The Morris Book Shop 882 E High Street 6:30-9:30 pm .. more
Get a Good Start on the Night We Lose an Hour
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What can you do to help next week go as smoothly as possible when we lose an hour. 1. Go to bed an hour early. Nothing you did not know but something I find hard to do. 2. Eat your meals an hour earlier and make sure you do not eat… more
Housing Sales Prices Continue to Decline in Central Kentucky.
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Housing Prices Were Down in Central Kentucky for 2012. The average price of a home that has sold in 2012 in Central Kentucky was over $10, 000 less than the sale price price of homes in 2011. The average sale price of homes in Central… more
Another Surprise in the Central Kentucky Housing Market Report
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A Review of Housing Sales for January 2012. Last month we saw sales for homes in Central Kentucky for the month of January rise above what any of us had expected. Twice as many homes sold in January of 2012 as did in January 2011. In fact… more