The garden was doing fabulous! Everything was growing well, except for the potatoes. We are giving up on them. I had given up on them last year, but Truckin' Man wanted to try one more time. They just don't like it here, and I can accept that!
Chickens were even released from day time restrictions, being allowed full free range permissions again.
Then the weather changed. On Friday the 13th (coincidence?) the hype started to warn us of the upcoming chance for frost for Saturday night/ Sunday morning. Plenty of notice, even though we weren't happy, we were warned. The predictions kept getting stronger and closer. When we were out shopping Saturday afternoon, I got the text update from our local weather station that we were now under a Freeze Warning?! What? It's the middle of May!
Like everyone else, we started covering all our plants that night. Every spare sheet, 5 gallon bucket, tupperware, you name it... If it could cover a plant, we were using it.
And we failed. It took all of our tomatoes, and most of our peppers. Even though they were covered.
I have yet to hear of anyone who had a tomato make it through. Greenhouses lost as well.
My town isn't listed on here, but these were the temps in our area.
But, in the end, our strawberries survived which is what we were most worried about,
since those we can't just replant and still harvest this year.
This is what a frost killed baby sweet corn plant looks like.
But, other things are still happy. Like our lettuce!
I just noticed how our lettuce is not in any form of a straight line?
Guess I must have stopped for a cookie break in the middle of planting?
How are the temps in your area?