I got a late night call a few weeks ago from my father. He is not a late night kind of guy especially these days. So, when he called I was curious. Luckily so. He was calling with a weather watch warning. Although we were well into April, he told me that the weather was going to dip to frost levels. Once you get into April you figure you are safe. But, being from Massachusetts, I have seen it snow in July. Albeit snow flurries. It still snowed on a beautiful July day. I typically keep an eye on the weather mostly to see when it is going to rain. But, it is a good idea to know the weather for the day regardless, having a garden. There are several weather apps that come with or that you can put on your phone. So, keeping up with the weather is fairly easy to do. These apps are typically very user friendly and very informative. You will find that many of the things you learned in science class will come in handy when you begin to garden.
So what do bed sheets have to do with this anyway. Everything, as my dad pointed out. Bed sheets are a good way to keep the frost away as plants brave the chilly night frost. Most gardeners will tell you if a frost is coming or other inclement weather that may damage your crop, harvest all you can because your crop may not make it through.
Grab a few of the bed sheets that you were planning on replacing anyway. Preferably the ones without the elastic edges. And spread them lightly over your plants covering the tops and sides of your plants completely. Relax any spots weighing down heavily on the plants and protect plant stalks from damage or breakage.
Needless to say, when we got our weather watch warning we did just that. Of course before the frost. The next day we checked for any signs of frost. I was happy to thank my dad and to let him know that the plants showed no signs of frost. Launder your sheets as needed and place them with the rest of your gardening supplies for the next unexpected frost. What did you discover about gardening that you did not expect? Who are your gardening cohorts? Who do you know who also enjoys gardening? Share this site with them. Have some useful gardening tips and experience? Tell us all about it by leaving a comment or sending us an email. Have more questions than answers? Ask. Share your comments with the community by posting them below. Share the wealth of health with your friends and family by sharing this article with 3 people today. As always you are the best part of what we do. Keep sharing!
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