Asparagus Plants

Temperature Concerns

Anonymous added on June 30, 2011 | Answered

Today is 6/30 and the temp is dropping to 40 degrees tonight. I have tomatoes on the vine and first year asparagus babies just coming out ot the ground - should I be concerned?

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Answered on July 1, 2011

You didn't say what the low would be. If it's not going to freeze, your plants will be all right. Your asparagus has a hardy root system, so if you got some cold kill, other shoots will soon sprout. You can cover tomatoes with old sheets if light frost is predicted, otherwise leave them be.

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