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Will snow damage vegetables?

Q&A

I know that snow is a great insulator. Will snow cause any damage to early Spring vegetables that have already come up? These would include lettuce, beets, spinach, radishes, potatoes. Floating row covers, I’m afraid, aren’t going to be able to provide any protection this time around. - Chuck -

Comments

  1. 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Sorry for the delayed answer, as the snow has, hopefully, passed on. Spring planted crops will do just fine with snow, and can survive light to moderate freezes depending on the type. Having enjoyed additional moisture, I’m sure your crops will be glad for the return of the sun, just as we all will. Carole Johnson County Extension Master Gardener

  2. 11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Thank you. That’s the answer I was hoping for. Looking forward to a fantastic and abundant gardening season!

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