Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Dressed in old sheets and fleece, the garden survived our first frost alert (in low lying areas). Well....I didn't really think there was going to be a frost and I don't consider us a low lying area, but... it did land on our neighbour's roof. That's too close for comfort so, glad we made the effort.
A number of years ago, we didn't make the effort...and looked at dead blooms and blackened foliage for well over a month, before the second frost hit. What's ten minutes throwing a few old sheets over plants ...
We will keep this up until we can't stand it anymore, and hopefully, by that time, a cold frame will be built and we can carry on the season just a little bit longer with cool weather salad greens.
Till then, paying attention to frost warnings pays off ;-)
Planted bulbs yesterday, coated in copper, blood meal and chilli peppers (quite the concoction heh). The raccoons did not dig them up, nor did the chipmunks..but that's just one night. Fingers crossed we will see spring blooms.