November 3, 2023

The Season's First Frost at My Farm

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we've just had the first frost of the season.

Supporting a working farm is a lot of work. In order for it to thrive, there are many things to keep track of, especially in the gardens - when to prune trees and shrubs, when to fertilize all the plants, and when to prepare for the season's first and last frost. Frost dates are important for all gardeners to know, as they indicate the start and end of the gardening season. A frost happens when the air temperature drops to around 32-degrees Fahrenheit. A freeze happens when air temperature dips below 32-degrees Fahrenheit. A hard freeze is usually between 28 and 25-degrees Fahrenheit, and a killing freeze is 24-degrees and colder. Earlier this week, various areas of my farm were covered in ice crystals - our first frost, and the start of the cold season ahead.

Enjoy these photos.