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Q.Microclimate and frost

Zone 08904- zone 6 or 7 | Anonymous added on May 12, 2020 | Answered

I garden in a community garden which is open, no barriers to the wind. I think this is why the garden can be 10 degrees cooler than the temp. in town. Do you think this is correct, and any ideas for creating protection from frost in this microclimate? Thank you.

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Answered on May 15, 2020

Cities are full of black top, pavement, and lack trees and plants to absorb sunlight. This is what contributes to cities being, generally, warmer than surrounding areas.

The best way to avoid frost damage will be to plant the correct plants for your zone, and at the correct times.

You also can plant wind barriers such as hedges, small retaining walls, or small trees.


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