Last week a cold front was headed our way and I was not looking forward to 20 degree temperatures.
Prepping for the freeze takes me on a tour around the farm to make sure everything is protected and this includes the garden.
This time we were also expecting wind so I knew it would feel even colder so I got out the plastic tarps to cover my covered raised beds.
The plants ended up being covered for five day because I didn’t see the point in uncovering them for a 40 degree temperature boost in the afternoon.
Braving the cold is not my favorite thing, especially when it’s windy. Maybe you’re better at braving the cold? Would love to hear your tips!
Finally the temperatures began to rise and what a thrill because we got around 68 during the day and just a mere 50 at night. So I got outside to remove the covers so these plants could get some sunshine.
I wasn’t sure what I’d find but was very pleased to discover these plants did wonderful and it’s my hope the next 24 hours they’ll bounce right back.
This bed also did pretty great and it appears harvesting lettuce and carrots are necessary. Bringing veggie indoors this time of year is such a wonderful thing.
It seems the covered raised beds did a great job projecting the plants from the freeze and makes me think how can I improve on this system in the future?
I didn’t realize our cold front was going to go on for several days so was glad the tarps protected everything and now we can continue to enjoy fresh veggies through winter. That such a neat gardening perk!