Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Frost in the Forecast?

Just a few days ago I said there was not a killing frost in the forecast… oops.

If you have not brought in any plants that you want to keep indoors over the winter, it is time. The extended cold period in the forecast will damage or kill those plants.

Also, any tomatoes in your garden that may be turning orange should be brought indoors and put somewhere warm to ripen – don’t refrigerate. Even larger green tomatoes can ripen indoors - pick the tomatoes, wrap in newspaper or put in a paper bag. The ethylene that the tomatoes naturally produce will help them ripen. Again, don’t refrigerate them. They can be kept in a cooler location, but not in the refrigerator.

Enjoy your day.