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Potential first night of frost


ALTURA, Minn. (KTTC) -- Like every season over the last year we are running a trend of things coming early. Now it's the frosts turn to make an early appearance, it is running about two weeks ahead of schedule, but even so it is fairly common to see a frost in mid September.

So you may be wondering if you still have outdoor plants like many of us do, should you cover them. If your worried about mums, pansies or perennials they are fine. They can take temperatures down to the upper 20s and we are not expecting things to get that chilly. If you're growing tomatoes, peppers or things of that nature, they are typically fine to about 32 degrees, getting closer but still a little cooler that the forecast.

"Last couple of years we had that early frost and then we can have maybe two to four, six weeks of gorgeous weather and that's why a lot of times it is nice to be able to protect those tomatoes and still get maybe another three or four weeks of harvest," said Maria Kreidermacher of Pork and Plants


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