Ask a Question
Notify Me On Question Update
Email this Question
What night-time temperatures are too cold for "tender plants" such as tomatoes, squashes, annual bedding plants, etc.?
Rate This FAQ
Generally, anything close to freezing, which is 32 degrees. That doesn't take into account other variables such as hardening off plants prior to transplant.
Many ways of dealing with cold temperatures like wall-o-waters, floating row covers, high tunnels which are all season extenders to deal with freezing temperatures.
Here is a table with vegetables and average planting dates to avoid freezing of warm season vegetables http://www.co.utah.ut.us/dept/exten/Data/vegetableutah.pdf
Submit Your Suggestion
Other Questions In This Topic
- I would like to build some grow boxes for vegetables. Do you have any recommendations what type of wood or other material should be used for a grow box?
- About the end of July, some of my Hostas start turning yellow and eventually almost white. These get more sun that the rest. Is that the problem or do they need more fertilizer at some point.
- When is it too late to prune back the tops of peach trees that have gotten too high?
- We want to plant a couple of trees in our front yard that don't get very big (about 10 to 15 feet high). Can you suggest any are not messy and don't send up runners? If you have literature on selecting trees, could you send me a link?
- I would like to dig up my geraniums and overwinter them. What is the best way to overwinter them?
- i was baking a chicken casserole last night. the power went out after about 30 minutes of baking. i put it in the fridge. then, i cooked it for 1 and 1/2 hours more when the power came back on 3 hours later. i put it back in the frige. is it safe to eat tonight?
- We don't have morning glory in our lawn, but it is taking over our strawberries. Is there anything we can do? If we decide we'd rather get rid of the morning glory instead of saving the strawberries, will roundup get rid of it?
- We have a scrub oak that has been growing between a pine and an aspen, which has made the oak very lop-sided. The aspen is gone now. How much purning can we do to the oak to try and even it's growth?