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I got my first frost this morning,,,,I think it was light enough that since I got the plants washed off before the sun hit them that they should be OK.
Did you get any warning? Do you have stuff to cover up plants?
No, there was no warning,,,we were only supposed to get down to about 40.:( There were some of my squash leaves that turned black and shriveled, but many are still OK.:)
Last nite was a frost warning ... so dragged in some delicate plants BUT the temps only got to 42°.
Now that they're in, might as well make 'em feel at home!
According to the Weather Proverb that says the 1st Frost is
3 months from the first cicadas heard, that puts us around Oct. 18th ... We'll see.
I can only dream of first frosts as late as Oct. 18!
but with the cool weather we've been having it is only a matter of time :(
,,,that we are around the time for normal frost date for this area, but we are still having mostly warm weather, we have had one abnormal growing season!
First it took a long time to warm up enough to be spring (though the grass grew earlier than normal at my place), then spring only matured into late spring weather (and the grass should have grown like crazy in these conditions, but stopped instead), now it is time for it to be fall around here and we just finished a heat wave yesterday (it has cooled off now but we had near record temperatures a couple of days ago),,,,I just don't know what to expect for winter this year!,,,But I appreciate how much time I have had with frost free weather since that first frost that only nipped my plants, I finally have my greenhouse nearly finished (only since my brother-in-law has been helping me with it!), so I can bring some plants inside it to be safe from frosts.:)