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A touch of frost

September 22, 2010
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Cooler weather has arrived. I saw proof of that recently, when I stopped to visit with friends who live a few miles outside of Saranac Lake. Early that morning, temperatures at their home had fallen to about 32 or 33 degrees F for a few hours, and even though, by and large, their vegetable plants and flowers seemed to be okay, it was plain to see that a light frost had hurt their most frost-sensitive plants; their squash vines for example. Unfortunately, for several others that I know living in the Adirondacks, it was the end of the season for all but the heartiest of their frost tolerant vegetables, greens, herbs and flowers.



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