Frost Advice

Gertens Greenhouses sent me an email yesterday warning of a frost alert. Another family owned wonderland, but a long drive for me, I’ll probably be visiting Gertens more often now that there will be no Linder’s. Here are its recommendations for a quick frost defense, short and sweet. It’s not an attempt at heroics, but may help to keep the fall colors going a bit longer when there’s still hope of some warmth ahead.

  • Cover Mums and mixed fall pots with a sheet or nursery blanket at night or around freezing temperatures
  • If temps are forecasted around or below 28 degrees, pansies need to be covered or brought in
  • Pumpkins (especially carved) will rot faster after freezing, so bring them in if you’re hoping for fresh looking pumpkins
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