Special Fall Preview 1

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by

We invite you to take a fall tour of our spectacular gardens and grounds. Fall is a very popular time to enjoy the arboretum. The intense fall colors and crisp weather inspires even the busiest of us to slow down and enjoy the view. See fall colors by riding the Klehm Express, walking our accessible paved paths and hiking woody unpaved...

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Frost Tolerance of Vegetables

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 by

Article by National Garden Bureau   In early fall, it pays to keep an eye on nighttime temperatures. Don’t get caught off guard by frost. Make sure to get the last of your crops harvested in time. To help you, here’s a simple list of common vegetables and their frost tolerance. Likely damaged by light frost: Beans, cucumbers, eggplants, muskmelon, New Zealand spinach, okra, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelon, amaranth, and winter squash (plants). Can withstand light frost: Artichokes, beets, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chinese cabbage, endive, lettuce, parsnips, peas, swiss chard, escarole, arugula, bok choy, mache, and radicchio. Can withstand hard frost: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, kale, kohlrabi, mustard, onions, parsley, peas, radishes, spinach, turnips, leeks, and sorrel. It is important to understand that temperature is not the only factor...

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