FIGURING OUT FALL FREEZES. Our friend, Portland garden writer Tom Atwell, takes a stab delving into Fall gardening. In his informed manner, Tom uncovers the details of Fall frosts and explains the importance of the NOAA ‘First Fall Freeze’ map below.
Here’s the link to Tom’s new article. Caleb, Megan & Jim https://www.centralmaine.com/2021/09/12/ready-or-not-here-it-comes-first-frost/
“The earliest we have ever had a killing freeze in our Cape Elizabeth garden is Sept. 20. That was around 40 years ago, and the temperatures have been getting steadily warmer since then.
“Wood Prairie Family Farm, a family-run organic potato (and other crops) grower in Aroostook County, recently forwarded to its customers a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map that shows first-freeze dates throughout the region. The map is based on data from 1981 through 2010, so I think the frost dates would be a little later now.”