First Day of Spring: Last Frost and Best Planting Dates
Spring began in Fredericksburg at 7:02 a.m. EDT, even though temperatures are only in the 30s.
Today is the vernal equinox ... the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
"The word equinox is derived from the Latin words meaning “equal night.,” The Old Farmer's Almanac reported. "Days and nights are approximately equal everywhere and the Sun rises and sets due east and west."
Gardener's await spring with anticipation. The average date for the last spring frost in the Fredericksburg area varies greatly because we're between Virginia's mountain region and Piedmont region. Local weather and topography cause considerable variations, the almanac warns. Their average frost dates chart is available online.
Best Planting Dates for Seeds is also available.
What are the signs of spring you're seeing? Share them in our photo gallery!
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