Sunday, May 9, 2010

Frost warning

It's been a couple days of strong winds and tonight we have a frost warning in effect, with overnight lows perhaps around 30 degrees. I ran out to Home Depot this afternoon and got a couple 1/2" PVC and some plastic and rigged up a makeshift cover for my tomatoes. I knew I was putting them out a bit early, but they were really suffering inside so I didn't have much choice. Hopefully my setup will survive.

The leafminers, my early nemesis, has returned. I keep finding their eggs under nearly every spinach leaf. I may have to cover those squares with bug netting or something this year.

Other than that, things are looking good. The carrots and beets have sprouted outside. Started my squash (which has sprouted) and cucumbers inside. My indoor-started cucs all shriveled up and died after transplanting last year, but I'll try again. I can always direct sow if these fail too.

Peas, cauliflower, radishes, beets...

Makeshift frost cover, onions, broccoli, lettuce, spinach...


  1. Frost warnings are no good. I hope you fare okay!

  2. Hope everything made it through the weather woes!!!! I'm on the other end of the scale ---- sooooo HOT here that I'm losing stuff. Very discouraging!!!!! Squash and zuchinni never produced. Millions of flowers, but no veggies. I think the fall garden is a much better idea for Florida!