Preparing the Garden for Frost

What to Do Before the Frost!

For many of us in Iowa, the first frost of the season is near (if not already happened!).  There are many things you can do to prepare for the frost.

- Harvest all produce - tomatoes, peppers, and other warm season crops

- Bring in houseplants and any tender annuals you wish to save.

- Cut flowers and make a final fall bouquets for the table.

- Continue to water fall-planted perennials, trees, and shrubs.


Late Season Broccoli in Aaron's Yard.  It loves the cool temps & has formed some smaller offshoots since the primary head was removed.


Overwintering Tender Plants

This article from Fine Gardening is a great resource for preparing tender plants to overwinter indoors.

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