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Green beans and frost

Ruby Asked

Would the frost hurt my green beans if it hit them? They’re already out and on the vine.

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The Gardener’s Answer

Hi, Ruby: Some vegetables are more cold tolerant than others. Warm season vegetables such as your green beans  are incredibly sensitive and will suffer damage from even a light frost. They will continue to ripen after picking so it is best to harvest any crop before the first light frost. The same goes for planting beans in the spring. These vegetables should be added to the garden after the frost-free date for your area has passed. Seeds can be started indoors to get a head start on the growing season but seedlings should be added to the garden after the frost-free date for your area has passed. I hope this is helpful.

Angie Oakley

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