frost tolerance

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by jackie c, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. jackie c

    jackie c Well-Known Member

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    I have a question. I've got spagetti squash growing but its not ready to harvest yet, how frost tolerant are they if at all?
     
  2. Cyngbaeld

    Cyngbaeld In Remembrance Supporter

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    Not at all usually. Always bit they dust first frost when I've grown them. You can still harvest the fruit if the foilage gets killed. If it is close enough to maturity a little frost won't hurt it, and you can take it inside. Don't let it freeze tho.
     

  3. jackie c

    jackie c Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Cyngbaeld. I planted them a little late, I am wondering if covering them if there's a frost warning would help prolong their growth. I'll try it anyway. Thanks again. :)
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    If you have a big field of them this won't work, but it's effective for small gardens for vines, tomatoes etc:

    The evening of a frost warning, fill several plastic milk jugs with hot water and place about every two feet amongst the veggies. Cover plants and jugs with row cover or light blanket.