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[Tomato Dirt #143] How to Protect Young Tomato Plants from Frost and Freezing
April 10, 2018
Tomato Dirt Newsletter
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The best step you can take to protect tomato plants from frost is to pay attention to the weather forecast. When you hear a frost or freeze warning, take appropriate action
But what’s the difference between a freeze and a frost?
A freeze occurs when the temperature dips below 32ºF (0ºC). Usually a freeze affects an entire region and may last several days.
Surprisingly, tomatoes can survive a light freeze if it is not accompanied by frost, provided temperatures don’t dip below 28-30ºF.
A frost, on the other hand, is localized. Low temperatures may or may not reach freezing, but moisture must be in the picture for frost to develop. A frost can fall at temperatures as high as 40ºF. But tomato plants cannot survive frost.
When a freeze or a frost is in the forecast, take steps to …Keep Reading )
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