We can get first frosts here as early as the End of August here, but last year I managed to go into early October before we started getting frosts. Weathered the first couple without much problem, but missed the 3rd one that took out the garden.
I’ve been lucky enough to get all the way into mid-October this year so far, with no sign of impending frost. At least not at my elevation.
The thing is we are still getting daytime temps here in the 80s, but night-time temps are now falling into the low 40s. Up to last night, night-time temps were hovering right around mid-50-ish.
So I schlepped all my curry leaf trees, and the Jasmine, in for the night. They’ll go back out for as long as daytime temps are still 70+, but I really need to get my shelves and lighting in working order PDQ!
Tomorrow I shall endeavor to remember to dig up the lemongrass and set a small clump aside for repotting. Really, I should have potted some up over a month ago - but as long as I get them in before they freeze, I am sure all will be fine.
After all, I started these in the middle of winter last year from refrigerated stems that I bought at a local Asian market. Started them in glasses of water. Compared to that, these guys are bound to be fine once I bring them in. I’ll just trim back and replant a few stems and freeze the rest.