Sacramento gardeners have enjoyed an unusually warm and mild fall. But you can bet frost will be in the forecast in the weeks to come. Be ready for the big chill before it burns tender plants.
Overnight temperatures are cooling down, which should put gardeners on frost alert. Sacramento’s average annual first frost date is Nov. 14, which means that killer cold can strike at any time now through late March. Here are some reminders for coping with frosty nights: