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Old 10-11-2019, 08:37 PM
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Had a little frost on the ground here in Wisconsin the last two days.
This evening they say it will be colder.

How do we define first frost?
I ask because it is supposed to be 60 next weekend.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:01 PM
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74 F current temperature to hit a low of 68 and a high of 84 tomorrow. It is finally starting to cool off. Likely we will get a frost about the second to third week of Nov or maybe later. NW FL zone 8b. With luck my bananas will be ripe by then. Citrus: My oro blanco and kumquats are still green. I need to check the satsumas. the asian persimmons are just about ripe. I do not miss the winters of the middle west.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:55 AM
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Leave out plants that'll be killed by frost.

You'll know.
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Just Google for "average first frost date" for your location.

The average first frost date for where I live is around the first week of November.

However, we have a freeze warning in effect tonight and may even set a new record for cold on this date. Guess we'll know in the morning.
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Old 10-12-2019, 07:52 AM
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Frost can creep up on you. I'm in no imminent danger, but have been hit with one years back in early October that wiped out my garden in 1 night.

I'm out every day picking things so I stay on top of losing too much. I have mostly hot peppers and the thai peppers are coming in strong. Each plant has over 100 peppers on it.
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We had ours a couple weeks ago.

I define it the same way nomad does.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:08 PM
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Yep, our first frost last night. It was expected, but it reminds me, I'm really not ready for winter.
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