After a string of heat days, frost warnings within the state are a very good reminder to attend to plant

There may be nothing like early spring heat temperatures to lull a gardener right into a false sense of safety. Threats of freezing temperatures in elements of the state this week are snapping many would-be planters again to actuality.

The Nationwide Climate Service on Wednesday issued a freeze look ahead to elements of Piscataquis, Penobscot, Kennebec, Oxford, Franklin and Cumberland counties via Thursday morning. Temperatures are anticipated to drop into the higher 20 levels Fahrenheit, beneath freezing.

Among the many precautionary actions the Nationwide Climate Service recommends is defending outside crops and crops from the chilly that would kill them. This might be carried out by protecting crops or by bringing potted ones indoors.