Not yet here in southwest CT zone 6. It's been warm and humid thanks to Jeanne
(not to mention WET). This Saturday night they're predicting a cool front
coming thru but no mention of frost yet. Next week's lows are predicted for the
40's. Our avg. first frost date is Oct. 15.
No frost yet, but watermelon that are just now starting to produce quite
a bit of fruit. (I haven't looked in a few days, haven't been around.)
Is there a easy and fairly inexpensive way to help keep the plants warm
enough at night?
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Old sheets, blankets, towels, newspapers, and paper grocery bags are what
get pressed into service at my house. When I 'retire' sheets and towels
they get stockpiled for all sorts of projects and emergencies.
They do yard waste pickup here in large paper bags, which we accumulate
each fall when we scarf leaves from around the neighborhood. The big
bags are great for covering plants when frost threatens.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
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I think some places in MN had a frost in August that really damaged the
soybeans and corn.
It dropped into the 20's here (SE Minnesota) Friday night, Oct 1, after
raining all day and turning clear at dusk.
Northern Pennsylvania here. Killing frosts: September 19
and September 20.
Then it got warmer again, of course (annoyingly - it always
seems to do this). I don't think we've had frost since
September 20. But winter's on the way, that's for sure.
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Well, I guess it's my turn to check in.
Things were quite frosty this morning. The first week of October is
about average for a killing frost in my yard. I'm lucky enough to live
on the lake front so I rarely have to worry about frost in September.
People who live far away from the lake often have a light frost at the
end of August. That happened this year.
My thermometer had a low of 28 but tomato plants closer to the water
than that thermometer were either undamaged or only lightly damaged.
When I walked to work at 9 AM, the cars along the street were still
heavily covered with frost. A co-worker of mine who lives on the other
side of town had 21 degrees at 7 AM.
Steve in the Adirondacks of northern NY
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