First Frost!

We’ve now officially had our first frost in the Demo Garden, and it was pretty anticlimactic. Everything that would really have died good and hard has already been pulled out. Everything that is still in the garden tolerates cold weather pretty well. I did find some nice frost crystals on the Bok Choy in the Family of 4 Garden.

I’m pretty sure that the opinion of the spinach is something along the lines of “Bring It ON!” If anything, I think it looks more delicious with a frost under its belt. The Swiss Chard is also looking pretty haughty. “Frost? What frost?”

The only things that look a little nipped are the Asian greens, especially the mustards and bok choy. I think they will be fine though, once it warms up. They are pretty tough plants!


About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on November 18, 2009, in Around the Garden, Family of 4 Garden and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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