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!