MrsG and I planted our first garden this year. We have collards, tomatoes, and bell peppers in the ground right now, and we'll be adding another couple of plants this coming weekend, probably hot peppers and something of her choosing. We also have some herbs we planted in a pot. Other than the stuff we planted, the prior owner left a peach tree, a plum tree, some blueberry bushes, and mint. I didn't get any fruit from the trees/bushes last year - by the time we closed on the house the trees had been neglected and bugs messed up the fruit - but the mint has grown strong. In fact, I'm experiencing what was mentioned above: The mint is trying to take over. I'm in the process of getting some in a pot and eradicating the rest so I can move my spices to the area the mint has infested. A question for you experienced gardeners: The collards, tomatoes, and bell peppers we planted are all small plants between, say, three and eight inches tall. It's forecast to get pretty cool tonight, with various places saying the low will be around 35-37*. Do I need to worry about the cold/frost? If so, what can I do to protect the plants? They're already planted, so bringing them inside isn't an option.