The Garden at 485 Elm
People growing together:
a collaborative community garden in Montpelier, Vermont

A Frost-Ready Garden

In early September, we had several nights of frost, our first of the season. Covering the greens overnight helps them live on to continue feeding us. The chard to the left and kale to the right are frost hardier; they’ll do just fine on their own.
When the sun and temperatures rise, uncovering crops warms frost-sensitive plants like these ground cherries.
We’ll be harvesting carrots until the soil freezes and we can’t dig into it. Come spring thaw, we’ll find some leftover root crop treasures.