Time to turn to the greenhouse

American gardens will soon be subjected to the freezing that comes with winter, making it almost impossible for many plant species to grow.

According to the Springfield News Leader, Missouri is set to experience its first freeze of the year tomorrow (October 29th).

It revealed that the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for parts of the state, with temperatures expected to dip as low as 29 degrees F.

Those growing their own fruit and vegetables may wish to bring them into the greenhouse if they want to squeeze out an extra little life from their crops.

The newspaper explained that tender plants like yellow squash and green beans are unlikely to survive low temperatures, although some hardy vegetables – such as turnips – are capable.

Meteorologist Ryan Kardell explained that gardeners in the low-lying valleys of Springfield should expect temperatures to plummet way below freezing – especially if they are protected from the wind.

In other news, South Carolina newspaper the Independent Mail has noted that a new community garden has sprung up in Anderson.