Despite very warm temps here in the St Louis Area.. (on border of zone
5-6) Last night at 2:00 AM it was 70....I know the frost is coming
soon. I am a rookie fall gardener. I am prepared to cover with
Brussel Sprouts How cold would this be necessary??? Also will
light frost kill the lettuce? Thanks Joe Mc
All these will take 20F without dying. In fact my kale and collard take
10F without dying. Light frost will typically not kill the lettuce, but
on the type of lettuce and how established it is. I plant hardy lettuce
and overwinter it under cover, where it, too, takes down to 5-10F
In spring it is ready one month before the spring-planted lettuce.
no, you make hoops with plastic pipes, and clamp the plastic sheets to
them. The plastic is the one painters use to cover floors, 4 or 6 mils
clear poly. The arrangements are called hoophouses. I keep permanent
hoophouses over my beds, and cover around Thanksgiving.
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