I used a few tools to protect my babies this weekend, the baby peppers I put some hoops over them and used a layer of row material and the plastic over that. Many of the plants I put on tidy cat buckets (who knew our stash in the garage would come in so handy!), other 'cheap' ways is to cut out the bottoms of milk jugs and 2 litter pop bottles. The jug/bottle cloches are great for small transplants as well till they mature a bit since they still get sunlight but protected from harsh winds and temps.
|My garden of Tidy-Cats. When using something solid like this for overnight protection,make sure |
you remove them after it warms up the next morning so the plants get the sunlight they need.
|Tomatoes in the water wells, basil in the 2 litter bottle cloches|
|Artichokes in milk jug cloches.|
|Peppers in their low tunnel.|
|Hardening off the rest of my pepper and tomato babies. They spent the weekend|
in the workshop to keep out of the cold weather and crazy winds.