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With cold nights and sunny days bright fall foliage is finally here. Archive Photo of the Day: Patricia Lincourt.
With cold nights and sunny days bright fall foliage is finally here. Archive Photo of the Day: Patricia Lincourt.

How to help plants survive a frost or two

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Scattered frost doesn't necessarily mean the end of the vegetable garden. Some tender leafy plants won't survive (basil, winter squash...), and fruits like tomatoes and eggplant won't ripen in such cool weather, but some things will flourish (kale, brussell sprouts...).

And it may be worth protecting others now, with more sunny, warm-ish weather to come. Cornell Cooperative Extension horticulturist Amy Ivy is protecting her zinnias, and enjoying cold-friendly crops. She shares tips with Martha Foley.

And... it's happening! Time to get out and see the fall colors.

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Martha Foley
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