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Real Estate - January 11, 2013

Brrrrr ...

Cold nights bring danger to fruit, plants ... even in Palo Alto

by photos and text Be'eri Moalem

Palo Alto gardeners should feel lucky that we can grow winter crops. In a typical winter there are usually only a handful of really cold days below 40 degrees Fahrenheit (friends anywhere else in the country other than Florida would scoff at that). In the past weeks we have seen below-average temperatures and the forecast is for more sunny but crispy-cold mornings on the way. These nights are more dangerous for your garden than a winter storm.

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