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Some plants, such as tomatoes, peppers, melons or squash, are frost sensitive. Well, I'm sensitive to frost, too. I live in a frost pocket in Wytopitlock, Maine. We have a growing season that averages fewer than 100 days a year, and we can have frosts at any month of the year. Indeed, we have had frosts on such unlikely dates as June 26, July 4, July 16 and even July 31. Our last "spring" frost has come as late as June 16, and our first "fall" frost has come as early as the 23rd of August.

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Full MoonThose of us who raise strawberries are nervous wrecks during the last weeks of May and early June. Those of us who try to cheat on Maine’s short growing season and put out corn, cucumber, tomatoes, eggplants, etc. in late May are a wreck too. Then, come fall, those of us who cannot let summer harvests slip away may leave the Common Ground Country Fair early to get home and cover our plants.

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