When Will They Die? (And What to Do When They Do?)
Hi all, this is my first year ever of having any kind of garden. I inherited a garden with my new home.
I have many many lovely basil plants, and I've been told to pick it all and make pesto - but I don't think I'll have the time for a week or two. I'm afraid the temperature will drop low enough that it will all die. When can I expect most of my garden plants to die? Do they all go at the first frost?
I have one plant that is already dead - a cantaloupe vine. It died overnight! I assume because it got too chilly. What should I do with the dead vine? Should I pull it up and put it on the compost pile?
Now that I type this out I realize that the questions seem kind of silly, but would love any perspective you guys can provide.