Thursday, March 12, 2009

brrrrr...are you covered?



The forecast for Philadelphia tonight is 28 degrees with a north wind. Probably not enough to damage the new crops, but why take chances? I save large cardboard boxes as the perfect way to cover up seedlings and early spring crops from cold nights. Corrugated cardboard is a great insulator. It doesn't look as pretty as my beautiful glass bell jars, but it's a whole lot less expensive way to protect the plants.




So, I've got everything covered up nice and snug for a frosty night and now I won't have to worry about it. This will get me through the next week of projected cold nights. We're even looking at possible snow for Monday!

2 comments:

potagergardengirl said...

where did you get your glass bell jars? And thx for the cardboard tip. Perhaps I can plant things a bit sooner in the ground. Last year I used milk jugs. I had about 30 of them. But those have sinced been recycled and I just didn't have the space or patience to deal with all those this year.
Thanks!

Christopher Paquette said...

My mother gave me the bell jars when she moved into a townhouse and no longer had a garden. I am almost certain she got them from Smith & Hawken...

http://outdoor-furniture.smithandhawken.com/search?p=Q&ts=v3&w=cloche