Frost warning

Yes, I realize this warning is a bit late for many of us along the Gulf Coast. I lost most of my tomatoes and peppers to frost on Monday night. Speaking of which, according to my “Gardening timeline,” we had our first light freeze exactly one week later this year. Also, according to the timeline, we can expect to have several nights with temps in the twenties. And, that’s what this post is about–be prepared for some chilly weather coming up! Cover your plants if you need to, bring them inside, whatever you do. 🙂 Don’t forget any outside animal friends while you’re at it. We keep our girls in the greenhouse on these cold nights. It’s a plus for them AND for the plants. (Maybe they will help keep out the mice this year as well…)
Don’t forget that here along the coast you should feel free to be planting many cold weather plants, including (but not limited to):
calendulas, pansies, snapdragons, cilantro, parsley, dill, thyme, garlic, onions, kale, cabbage, yarrow, etc.

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