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Predicting Frost

October 20, 2010
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I’ve always wanted to be one of those gardeners who has so much instinct and experience that she can look at the sky and predict what’s coming.

Now that the overnight temperatures are getting colder with each passing night, I’m looking for frost alerts.

Organic Gardening posted a handy write-up of what to watch for when a frost might happen. So check the clouds, feel for a breeze, and…turn on the sprinklers?

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  1. October 20, 2010 2:57 pm

    I thought we were going to get hit with a frost last week, but were spared! Most of my summer garden is done for the season, but I built two mini-greenhouses (cold frames) to grow lettuce, carrots, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach and scallions through the winter. The weather had cooperated unil I had them built and the plants are loving the cool temps and high humidity inside!

  2. October 20, 2010 3:01 pm

    I’m really impressed with your mini greenhouses! It looks like a fairly easy project…maybe next year :o)

  3. October 20, 2010 3:08 pm

    Thanks! They are really easy and inexpensive to build. I am waiting to see how they work out this winter and then I am planning on making more for the rest of the garden! I can’t wait to start tomatoes in them next spring!

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