How cold is too cold for peppers, summer squash?
May have dodged the bullet last night, was 46 when I got up at 6:30 today. But didn't cover the peppers like I did last week when it was 43. No way to cover the huge zuke plants and the 2nd planting of yellow squash, mini-pumpkins and gourds.
Supposed to get to 43 again this weekend - should I just harvest everything no matter how small?
I'm wondering if this is why my zukes have been skinny at the blossom end, 1 was almost hollow, and I've been getting gray mold at the ends on some. Been a tough month for squash - haven't harvested 1 yet from 2nd planting of straightneck I seeded in July.
Last year I had peppers until end of Oct (snowstorm) but I don't recall the lows - I know I did cover them a few times but I had more, though shorter, rows closer together and it was easier to throw tarps over them.