This past weekend was so beautiful and warm. So we took a chance and put our garden in. The plants were so happy to get off my kitchen table and into good, rich dirt. But then . . .
FROST! Yes we had a frost watch for last night with temps predicted around 27 degrees.
With the help of dh and the girls we hurried to rig up something to tent the garden and raised beds. A few stakes, tarps, and cinder blocks later the garden was covered and we went to bed praying everything would survive. The girls have been working so hard planting and caring for all our little seedlings. It would have been a shame to loose them all - and impossible to replace.
This morning we woke to beautiful blue skies, but a chilly temp of 35 degrees. Our mini weather station said the low was 32. We waited for it to warm up a bit before we headed out to check the garden. AND . . .
. . . beautiful, green tomatoes, peas, beans, cucumbers, onions, spinach, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, and more.
So this week I'm grateful for a little dh ingenuity, tarps, and green plants.