Updated: Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 6:36 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 12 Oct 2012, 4:11 PM EDT
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- You might be waking up to a glistening car Saturday morning, as the first frost may hit the state tonight.
Liquid sunshine poured down on the Community Garden in Wooster Square Friday.
"We grow tomatoes, peppers, collard greens," said Agapito Martinez, Wooster Square Community Garden.
Martinez walked around bundled in a jacket, ready for the frost.
Friday he was looking at what he needed to pull before the frost hits.
"My friend going to take them, yeah I'll give it to somebody already. He going to take them," he said.
"So you're generous with your garden," asked News 8's Stephanie Simoni.
News 8 found another gardener who dressed for the occasion.
"The outfit kind of helps kids to paint the picture of harvest and farmer agriculture in the inner city," said Kel Youngs, environmental teacher at Barnard School.
So News 8 went down to the Barnard School in New Haven to find out how their saplings would be faring the frost.
"We're really concerned about the frost, because we like to have as long of a growing season as we possibly can," Youngs said.
So, with some help from students, he covered fragile tender plants, like lettuce, with cheese cloth. For others, it's time for hibernation.
"We do have somethings like orange trees and papayas, they went in for the winter now," Youngs said.
He says a slight freeze can be a plus. It can make some veggies like kale sweeter and keep the bugs away.
Temperatures are projected to fall between 25 and 30 degrees for most of the state.