It's to be expected I guess - the first widespread frost of the season is expect to occur tonight (Friday, September 11) throughout the Northland.  According to the National Weather Service in Duluth, the conditions will be right this evening for temperatures to drop into the middle to lower 30's - which would result in damage to outdoor plants.

As we move into the middle of September and the outdoor planting season is winding down, it's best to take precautions to protect those plants you want to save.  If you haven't harvested your vegetables yet or still want to enjoy your flowers, gardeners should cover their plants or - if they're portable - take them inside.

Gardeners living close to the shores of Lake Superior (i.e. downtown Duluth or Superior) probably don't have to worry about this batch of frost but should be aware that the seasons are changing quickly.