Brrrr...it's getting chilly out there tonight, and there's a chance of frost for the early morning tomorrow!
Before you say, "You should have known better..." let me ask you if you were tempted to get out there in your garden the past week or so, with the beautiful weather we've been having? I thought so.... :)
I tried to be good, really I did, but I just couldn't help it. The onions, potatoes, lettuce, radishes, and other cold weather plants have been doing great. The rest of the garden looked so lonely, so after sitting my tomato plants out on the porch for a week or so, I decided to risk it, and plant them in the garden. Last week, I dug out my sturdy, square tomato cages, and got my hands in the dirt.
A few days ago, I was at my favorite greenhouse, and we got to talking about how we might have frost this weekend. I came home with some plastic bags that originally held some potter's mix. I cut off the bottoms, and they slipped perfectly over my cages...a nice snug fit...
I then slipped another bag over the top, making a tent to protect my tomatoes and my over-eager gardening! Tomorrow morning, I'll remove the bags, and save them in case I need to use them again. (Thanks Jack!)
My green beans are up about two inches, but there's really nothing I can do to protect them. If they freeze, I'll just have to replant. I have plenty of leftover seeds, and they come up quickly, so while it might be disappointing, it won't be a tragedy.
On another note...
Gato found a new place to sleep...
Right in the middle of my new herb garden, on top of the garlic. Of all the places he could have chosen.
Maybe he likes the smell?