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Mid-May Iowa Vegetable update

For much of Iowa, mid-May means that there is little chance there will be another killing frost. Many people feel the call of warm evenings (or Mother’s Day) and decide to plant the first warm-season crops, such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. This year the weather seems to be behaving itself and as of May 9th, the time of this writing, the 2-week climate outlook is calling for greater chances of above average temperatures statewide. Let the “growing season” begin!