Is it Safe to Plant??


By WBOC Cheif Meteorologist Dan Satterfield

I’ve been asked if it is safe to plant outside now, and in general, the odds are now heavily in your favor!
You have only a 50% chance of a frost after 11 April and by today the odds are down to only~ 20%. By May one you are very likely safe.
Here are the last frost date averages for Maryland/Delaware cities.
frost2In Delaware, at Newark you only have a 20% chance of a frost after April 25 and that means the entire state is now likely safe to plant! The long-range forecast is quite warm so I would forecast less than a 5% chance of a freeze. Those in the Baltimore and Philly/DC areas are also now safe for tender plants.