Plante om uit tuine te verwyder nou voor die eerste ryp – hulle sal 'nat en bruin' word

Plante om uit tuine te verwyder nou voor die eerste ryp – hulle sal 'nat en bruin' word

As the UK braces for cooler temperatures and frost, many people will be wondering what this means for their tuine.

While our gardens may be winding down for winter, many people will still have blomme, shrubs and crops in flower beds and containers.

Ongelukkig nie almal nie plante can cope with frost. Some plants can cope with a light frost while others won’t last if temperatures drop below zero.

Nicole Burke, the founder of Rooted Garden, shared on Gardenary which plants need to be removed from gardens before the first frost arrives.

Flowers that need to be removed

Some annual flowers are extremely cold-sensitive and will die at the first sign of frost.


Marigolds are known for their pretty orange and yellow flowers. While they are attractive, they cannot withstand frost.

Even once frost is enough to kill off these plants. Before the first frost hits, be sure to save the plant’s seeds for next year.


Nicola said these plants « will not survive even a little bit of frost ».

The gardening expert suggested a few weeks before the first frost, gardeners should allow the blooms on the plants to dry put and save the seeds for next season.


These delicious edible plants look great in the summer months, however, they « hate frost ».

If there’s a hard frost overnight, this is usually enough to « kill » these plants.

Fruiting plants and crops that need to be removed

Certain crops are extremely sensitive to frost so need to be harvested and removed before temperatures plummet.

When removing them, cut the plants at the base rather than pulling them up.


Harvest as many beans as possible before the first frost hits as they won’t survive the cold.

Cucumbers, squash and courgettes

These crops are all sensitive to frost so they need to be harvested before any cold spells hit.

Nicola said her courgette plants usually slow down their production of fruits before temperatures drop.

She added: « I’ve found it’s better to harvest any small fruits I can find and remove the plants from the garden before frost turns them wet and brown. »


Tomatoes should be harvested by now but if they’re not, they need to be picked before any frosts.

Tomato plants won’t survive frosts and will turn brown and soggy after really cold weather so it’s best to remove the plants when they’re still green and firm.


Pepper plants can be dug up, put into a pot and overwintered indoors.

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