ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Those who may have been lured by the recent warm weather into thinking about planting a garden early are being reminded by the National Weather Service that cooler, more seasonal temperatures will be moving in. The National Weather Service office in Aberdeen says the warm spring so far has pushed trees, flowers and other plants to start to bud and flower. It is also giving residents a case of spring fever, enticing them to begin thinking about planting a garden. The weather service says the average date for the start of the growing season is the end of April into the first part of May. Normal low temperatures for the Pierre/Fort Pierre area are around 30 degrees on April 5, 32 around April 10 and 38 by the latter part of the month. The Weather Service’s David Hintz says cooler and more typical April overnight lows are going to move into the area by the end of the week and continuing into the first part of next week. He says people should re-think any plans to start an early garden or take protective measures for plants that may have already bloomed due to the abnormally warm weather.
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