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IDEA: Brrrrr! It’s been so cold!

Between November 14 and 18, overnight temperatures dipped into the low-20s here in Griffin. This was colder than usual. This would have been a disaster for our coleus and sweet potato plants if they were still in the garden. However, our plants are considered cool season annuals and are tolerant of low temperatures. The most damage we saw was on older leaves of the broccoli.  The temperatures were low enough to have damaged or ruined any broccoli heads. Fortunately for us, the broccoli has not yet formed heads.


Cold damage on Broccoli, taken November 25, 2014


The rest of the planting looks fine. It weathered the colder temperatures just fine.



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About sdorn

Sheri is the State Coordinator for the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer Program and Extension Specialist for Consumer Ornamentals. When she is not traveling about the state of Georgia admiring the work of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers, she spends time in her own (real and virtual) gardens.