At 3 Squares Produce Farm in Bountiful Jack Wilbur is keeping a close eye on his crops. He has about 100 trees on his small, one acre urban farm.
"Mostly peaches and apples and a few other trees as well,” explained Wilbur.
Some of his plum, cherry and peach trees are just now starting to bloom. A couple of weeks earlier and he says he could have been in some trouble.
"This year things are blossoming about on time or slightly after normal, which means the real bad temperatures this week aren't going to do too much damage,” said Wilbur.
Every year they lose about 10 to 20 percent of their crop to the cold, but that's nothing compared to 2011 when temperatures dropped in late May.
Wilbur explained, "We lost 90 percent of peach crop because we had a really, really late freeze."
Just like the average backyard farmer, Wilbur leaves most of his crops out in the elements and at the mercy of mother nature. He does, however, cover up his lettuce and he suggests you do the same.
Wilbur said, "Even cold season crops like lettuce can freeze if it gets cold and stays cold."
If you’ve already planted peppers, tomatoes or sensitive herbs like basil, Wilber says you should cover up your plants or bring them indoors.