- Disconnect hoses from exterior faucets. If frost precedes an extended period of freezing weather, shut off water to spigots. Drain any water remaining in the line. Install insulated spigot covers if necessary.
- Drain and coil hoses.. Store hoses in a frost-free location, if possible. If not, remove all watering wands, nozzles or quick-connects and store these items in a frost-free spot.
- You can also till the vegetable garden just before a hard freeze to expose insects that have burrowed into soil for winter.
- Cover plants that can’t take frost.
Annuals: Alyssum, Coneflower, Delphinium, Larkspur, Snapdragon
Vegetables: Beets Carrot, leek, leaf lettuce, parsnip, garden pea, rutabaga, spinach, shallot. Asian Greens, Lettuce Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Collards, Kale, Kohlrabi,
Herbs: Chervil, chives, cilantro, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme.