Hi everyone, UK gardeners have been warned about a blast of cold air coming from the Artic and to wrap up their tender stuff, apparently it seems as though the same is happening in the US. Here is a link https://www.accuweather.com/en/business/fruit-farmers-brace-for-bitter-cold-mothers-day-weekend/736548 So if you push your luck with your planting dates (as I do, I’m afraid) then cover the plants up, bubblewrap them or at least move them to a sheltered area like the back wall of your house which is likely to be a bit of a warmer microclimate.
Thanks for the warning! I think the chilly air will be with us for the next few days. I was out late yesterday evening in my dressing gown running around like a headless chicken covering over plants with fleece!
Would so love to have filmed that!
I’ve been known to rush out in the dead of night in wellies and pyjamas to throw covers over plants too! Non-gardening neighbours must think gardeners are bonkers
You’re not bonkers! I did the same several nights ago. Why spent a lot of time, effort and care nurturing your ‘babes’ to let ‘Jack Frost’ negate all that effort - day OR night?
We are past the frosts now in the UK Mids but, if there is a hint of a freak frost predicted, I’ll be out doing the same, even in the pyjamas!!! I don’t care what my neighbours think. They are a truly great neighbours but, on the whole, more ‘ornamentalist’.
If you want good harvest, you gotta be prepared to go the extra mile!