not only is this unusual, it's a bit crazy. we are going down down down to freezing temps tonight. i could hardly believe it. in fact i did not believe it. i figured it was some weather snafu that would be adjusted and apologized for as the day progressed but no no no, this is the real thing. a fact even now i find hard to believe.
once the message sunk in, i got to work. mind you, it took almost until 7pm for the message to penetrate this stubborn skull. i pulled out the tuffbell rowcover and ran out before covering all beds. i pulled out my big supply of natural burlap and ran out before covering all beds. what is going on i wondered, i have always had enough to cover things. ahhhhhhhhh - the expansion - oh my the expansion. and i still had a good 4 beds yet needing cover. i pulled out my bedsheets and walla! all plants now safe and hopefully sound for this dip in night time temps. fingers crossed. still a few little plants here and there needing attention - i turned to hay, piling it loosely but thickly.
- a 100' roll DIO-Betalon PVA Film (formerly tufbell rowcover)
- a 100' roll of natural untreated burplap