DFW, today is our first average frost date!

November 17, 2010

Are you stocked up on Frost Cloth? If not you'd better run out and get some. Nov. 17th is our average first frost date and it's probably right around the corner. You'll want to protect newly planted annuals and vegetable transplants, seedlings, Camellia blooms and the like. Be sure to water in your garden before a frost to help keep plants turgid and less susceptible to frost damage. Never use plastic to cover your plants! You want to create a layer of insulation with warm air around the plant to protect it, without trapping too much moisture. Frost cloth or reemay will do that, plastic will not.

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