Whew. Glad no seng up here yet. 25 degrees here at sunrise today. Does the cold alone hurt the sprouts or does it take frost and then sunlight to burn them like some garden plants? Mine are on a north west slope so won't see sun til it's done warmed up a bit. Would that make them safe if they had been up or if the sprout is just below the leaves or dirt?
Wow. We couldn't ever think of planting all that here this early. We expect lighter frosts or maybe a 28 degree night that is only that cold for a few hours here up til mid May. My grandma always said May 10th, but a couple years ago I saw frost on the 26th of May. I usually go for May 1 and take the loss if it happens and replant or be blessed and ahead of the game. I have all the cold tolerant stuff in the garden but it'll thrive from the cold hits.
Just being new to planting seng has me concerned about seng just below the surface or the couple that may have exposed themselves in the last three days or so (or what I missed when looking). Heck, I don't even know if frost hurts it. Some frosty seng or frost burnt pics if anyone has any would be really great.
got below freezing here last night at 31 turned the top few leaves on my stoneroot black but left my black cohosh, goldenseal, and ginseng un touched unless it comes a hard freese i think most herbs will be find the higher up the warmer last night so i think it only frosted in the colder valleys anyway best of luck guys
If the trees have leaves you on them the frost should not get to the ground mine were fine this morning it got 31 if they do use a spray tank with water spray them before the sun gets on them and they should be fine.. if the frost is left on plants it act like a magnifying glass with frost crystals and will burn the plants