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the season during which a crop grows best

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THE first frosts have already arrived in parts of the UK, which is your sign to get tender plants under cover before they succumb to the ravages of winter.
As the first frosts appear, it's time to get busy in your gardens and prepare for the winter chill Have you had chance to get into your garden this week?
Now that the evenings are beginning to draw in and the first frost may not be too distant, bring in all indoor plants that have been having a holiday outside - but give them a feed first.
Picked after they soften in the year's first frost, fresh hips are dried for tea or used fresh in jams.
Put together the planting this month (it'll take an hour or so), and it will thrive until first frost in cold climates, or late fall into winter in mild climates.
Important climate variables include the coldest temperature that the site experiences in winter, the interval between the last frost of spring and the first frost of the autumn, the temperatures typically experienced during that growing season, and the frequency and amount of rainfall when the grape vines flower and when fruit is harvested
To get respectable cabbages, broccoli and turnips from the same ground that produced the spring spinach, the spinach bed should be harvested about 90 days before the first frost.
Since that first frost a few days before Christmas, all the summer vegetables - tomatoes, eggplant, corn, the stuff you can kinda carry into winter if the weather's good - are gone,'' said Patricia Jones, senior gardener for the Department of Recreation and Parks, which runs the garden.
First, you'll enjoy their vibrant blooms until first frost and then Encore([R]) Azaleas will enjoy a period of dormancy to become established before next spring's arrival.
Carol: Best bet is to enjoy them for as long as possible and only lift them when the first frost blackens the foliage.
BRING in tender plants as it is impossible to predict when the first frost will strike.
but warmweatherwill return EARLY risers across the region were greeted by the first frost of the winter yesterday - but forecasters say it's not yet time to prepare for a 'big freeze'.
Only late varieties, harvested in October before the first frost, such as "Sturmer pippin", "Newton wonder" and "Ashmead's kernel", can last throughout the winter months.
Brummies have been warned the first frost of the winter could hit the region as early as next week as cold northerly winds blast the city.
THE prospect of the first frost of winter on the eve of Saturday's Haydock meeting is not concerning officials.