Strategies for the First Frost and Beyond

It’s overdue by a week or more, but it looks like even southern Minnesota will get its first frost overnight or in the next few days. How should a northern gardener respond? Winter is coming, of course, but there are ways to stretch out the season, whether that means a few more harvests from the…

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Understanding Frosts, Freezes and Hard Freezes

The weather folks were invoking the “F” word the other night — frost, which may hit the Twin Cities Friday night. The rest of the state will have variations on frosts, freezes and hard freezes. For northern gardeners, understanding the differences between these three events and what you should do in order to keep your…

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