Kim Goodwin wrote:Can you explain what you are looking for a little more, and maybe why?
Nikki Roche wrote:We had a surprise frost a few days ago. The weatherman predicted a low of 39F, but I woke up to 35 and frost on the ground.
I had a few summer squash that were about 2-3 inches tall and had just started forming true leaves.
The yellow squash completely withered and died. The zucchini (variety - Grey Zucchini) survived with no obvious damage. They're planted in 2 different spots, so it's possible the zucchini were protected some way that I haven't realized. From my view, the squash should have been more protected because they had flowering radishes a few inches away that blocked the wind. The zucchini are all by themselves at the moment.
I'm looking for others experiences and observations. Is zucchini slightly more frost tolerant than squash? Or was it some other factor?
Jennifer Lowery wrote:It's about 6 feet from home with 1 foot or so raised concrete floating slab foundation. 4' x 4' raised bed with 4 x 4 posts & 2 x 4 sides. Wood would be less than 5" diameter.. bunch of branches and I can split the old unused firewood to about 2-3" diameter.
Just concerned about any potential termites.. perhaps the untreated pine/fir raised bed wouldn't last as long if I did this? Just trying to save on some soil expense as they are 17" raised beds.