Winter cold has extended its stay into April in Central Illinois this year, and McMillan Landscaping owner Seth McMillan says the weather could delay some gardeners from starting their planting.
McMillan says normally the last frost date in the area is around April 15, but some early birds like to start their gardens around this time. He says he can’t keep some plants the business would normally have in stock right now because it’s too cold.
McMillan says although the cold is holding gardeners back this year, there are often delays to the gardening season for many different reasons.
McMillan says waiting a little longer to plant should not affect what you get out of your garden.