Re: [gardeners] Frost!!!

Margaret Lauterbach (
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 08:58:36 -0600

At 07:49 AM 8/17/98 -0600, you wrote:
>Can you believe it, I just woke up and we have had our first frost, a week 
>early!  This is the earliest we've had one since I've lived in this area.  
>Themometer says it got down to 33F but there is ice on the windshield of 
>the car.
>The temperature was plesant enough yesterday I was able to mow some 
>tall weeds and weed a bed of small shrubs that have been long lost.  I hope 
>by removing the weeds I didn't expose overly tender leaves to the last 
>nights cold.
>What weird weather.  You would never know this morning that just a few 
>days ago it was about 60 during the night and in the 90's during the day!
>Terry King                  North Central Eastern Washington
>        USDA zone 4, Sunset Zone 1
That cold front affected us, too, although not so severely, Terry.  Low
temp this morning was 57, and it's only supposed to get to mid-80s today.
Very, very pleasant, but sweater weather for early morning garden
inspections.  Margaret