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!


Anonymous 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.

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...