Brrrr… My Poor Plants!

I was shocked to see the “freeze warning” on the news last night. After all, it’s almost Mother’s Day! This year I’m a bit ahead and have plants in the garden… already… after all it’s almost Mother’s Day, so it should be fine. But according to our local meteorologists, it wasn’t fine at all.

So I ran outside, at 11:15 PM, with a few plastic flower pots and covered my two little cucumber plants. But the sunflowers are too tall. And how do you cover a few rows of radishes and lettuce, and do they really need to be covered anyway?  In the end, the only plants I protected were the cucumbers, and I’m glad I did. It was really cold!

cucumber plant

It was saved!

It was still cold this morning when my friends, Leann and Kristin, met me at the Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Festival, wearing winter coats, scarves, and gloves. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one who opted for warmth over spring clothing. We were outside much of the day, heading to Rancocas Woods for their craft fair after the Earth Festival.

The weather forecast for tonight is 41 degrees. It’s not the best temperature for my poor little cucumber plants, but it’s better than freezing!

Looking forward to the summer and much warmer weather. How about you?


Read a different kind of post at my new blog: This week’s post tells how to use gemstones for the health of you garden and plants. Check it out here Gardening with Gemstones.

Gardening with Gemstones


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