Yesterday morning was the first (light) frost of the year. I was not even aware it was going to get that cold! I guess I was just not paying attention, i.e. watching the news. The temps officially got down to 33 degrees F, which to me means in some areas it did freeze.
Happily, it didn't do too much damage to my more tender plants at home. Just a twinge of grey and wilt on a few spaghetti squash leaves. The tomatoes stayed relatively unscathed.
However, my tomatoes at the community garden raised bed (ORB) were affected. When I visited I noted a good amount of dieback in the outermost, newest leaves.
So, last night I was paying attention, and I laid protective sheets over all my tomatoes last night -- both at home and in the ORB. I'm going to do what it takes to shield my tomatoes through the winter this year.
Anybody know the right thing to do with dead/frozen tomato leaves? Remove or let remain?