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Soil temperatures soar above 60 degrees

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Even as snow is falling through parts of the bread basket, the heat is on for the eastern part of the country. A few days with daytime highs near 80 degrees and lows in the mid 50s has allowed the soil temperatures in the first 4 inches of the soil to jump up quickly. The average soil temperature in northwest Ohio is now in the low 60s. A soil temperature of 60 degrees or warmer is warm enough to allow most cool season and warm season crops and plants to germinate and grow. While the current weather and soil temperature is warm enough to plant seasonal vegetables and fruits, the average last frost date is still a week away for areas south and west of the Lake Erie lakeshore. The long range forecast through the middle of May calls for near to above normal rainfall with near to below normal temperatures.

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