The seasonal seesaw is causing problems


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Bouncing from the 80s to the 50s to the 30s and back again, it’s just been a teeter-totter of temperatures for our spring. That temperature swing has caused some frosty concerns.

“Yeah I wake up and have to put an extra layer on and by the afternoon it’s hot enough that I need just a t shirt,” said John Halladay, a local gardener.

It has been a seasonal see-saw, we’ve gone from warm, to cold, to warm, and back to cold.

We are coming off a weekend with record breaking low temperature with lows as low as 37 degrees, which has left us all wondering when it will just stay warm.

“Yeah it looks like I lost some of my plants, I didn’t cover them and now I’m pulling out the dead eggplant,” said Mary Beth Eberwein, gardener.

And that’s been the case we still have to cover our plants like winter caps to protect them from the mid may migraine of potential frost. This has left the cold air causing a brain freeze with gardeners as they have to worry about the temperature changes.

“I live a little too far away and I was just hoping that it would be warm enough for the plants,” said Eberwein.
“I worried that some of my plants would just curl up and say no until June,” said Halladay. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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