How cold can tomatoes tolerate? What about peppers, onions, and cabbage? Whether you’re planting in the spring or harvesting in the fall, knowing which veggies will survive frosts and freezes is essential for the success of your garden. Let’s look at how these terms are defined, and which veggie falls into each category. Frost and Freeze Warnings If you’ve ever wondered how cold is too cold for vegetable garden produce, you’re not alone. Even experienced gardeners don’t always get it right. This is because cold tolerance is dependent on several factors such as length of the cold spell, preconditioning, and the type of vegetable. In general, meteorologists issue a frost or freeze warning when ground temperatures are likely to drop to 32 degrees F. (0 C.) or below. Yet many gardeners experience frost when the official temperature readings are above 32 degrees F. (0 C.). This confusion happens because official […]
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