6 Frost Tolerant Vegetables You’ll Want in Your Garden
Posted on October 11 2019
In many places, Fall brings colorful foliage but it also brings cooler temperatures along with it that can make an Autumn harvest challenging even for the most experienced gardener. This is why for the cool weather months, we’re fans of semi-hardy and hardy vegetables which can withstand lower temperatures.
Semi-hardy vegetables can survive repeated light frosts in the 30–32˚F range meanwhile, hardy vegetables can tolerate temperatures as low as 20˚F.
Cold weather conditions even enhance the flavor of some of these veggies, making them that much more irresistible.
Read on to find out six frost tolerant vegetables you should definitely add to your Fall/Winter garden.
1. Broccoli (Hardy)
This classic cruciferous veggie can tolerate temperatures as low as 26 degrees Fahrenheit with only minor damage to the leaves.
2. Carrots (Hardy)
This root vegetable can survive temperatures as low as 15 degrees Fahrenheit, but prolonged exposure to any temperatures lower than this can lead to long, pale roots. Heavily mulching carrots can help significantly with a successful harvest.
3. Spinach (Semi-Hardy)
With similar growing requirements as lettuce, spinach can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Turnips (Hardy)
Like broccoli, temperatures as low as 26 degrees Fahrenheit, but their foliage may experience some damage.
5. Potatoes (Semi-Hardy)
Potatoes will be secure from frost damage under the soil as low as 29 degrees Fahrenheit, but anything lower than that can cause serious damage.
6. Leaf Lettuce (Semi-Hardy)
Most lettuce varieties can tolerate temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
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