Re: [gardeners] Frost!!!

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Mon, 17 Aug 1998 12:42:04 -0400

>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

You need a Schaefer Yarn frost blanket, Terry. :-) I'm always sorry to hear
about early frosts. The season is too short in the north as it is, wherever
it is! And this year everything has come and gone so early and so fast
(e.g. only a week or two of each type of berry) that I fear autumn will be
quite dull. Has anyone else heard predictions of a terrible winter to come?

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY