2018 Spring and Early Summer Weather Predictions

The cooling of the water in the eastern Pacific ocean known as La Nina is still currently in place but is showing signs of fading, although it will still impact our weather for the next several months.

The temperature and precipitation predictions for Ohio for the March through May planting season calls for near normal temperatures, a higher amount of precipitation and a chance for a later than normal final freeze date in April.

Growers should plan accordingly by taking advantage of dry periods to work the soil and avoiding working soil that is too wet, especially in heavy clay soils.  Season extension techniques like row cover may be needed to protect tender seedlings depending on the final freeze and frost dates.

El Nino/La Nina FAQ’s at climate.gov

C.O.R.N. Agronomic Newsletter

NOAA Seasonal Outlook

2018 Urban Agriculture Grant: Mid-Ohio Foodbank and Urban Farms of Central Ohio

Mid-Ohio Foodbank is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for urban agriculture projects that will help build sustainable community gardens, urban farms, and small scale agriculture projects within the City of Columbus, Ohio. This includes projects involving the use of high tunnels that will provide residents in low-income neighborhoods with direct access to fresh fruits and vegetables. By making grants from award funds to assist local projects, Mid-Ohio Foodbank intends to further its charitable purpose of ending hunger one nourishing meal at a time.


CLICK Here for Mid-Ohio Foodbank website with details and flyer.