Week 29 – It’s that time of year

I really can’t believe we had snow today already.  Last night was not freezing but tonight you will need to cover any plants, especially pots, you would like to have a little longer or would like to bring in for the winter.

You can use anything to cover them that is not too heavy.  Sheets are great.  Just put some stakes in your pots so when you put the sheets over and they get heavy snow on them they won’t smash down the plants.

There are also poly propylene bags you can buy that have cool ties on them so you can put them over the plants and tie so it won’t blow off.  Also, you can pick up some frost blankets at your local garden center.

Not all plants need to be covered.  Pansies, kale, lettuce, and snap dragons that are still in your pots or garden don’t need to be covered.  Some perennials won’t mind a cold night either.

You might want to pick any produce that is still in the garden, or cover the plants.

If you have a sun room you can bring in your smaller pots and put them back out when it warms up again.

I hope the next snow waits at least until the end of the month.


Happy Gardening!!

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About pbodwell

Master Gardener; Nat'l Award Winning Photographer; Garden Writer; Artist - art books, print maker, hot glass, wire jewelry designer; sometime quilter; new homesteader; bee keeper; very crafty; Baseball fan, enthusiast, and researcher; all things vintage
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1 Response to Week 29 – It’s that time of year

  1. Karen & Leroy says:

    It’s been right at freezing for a couple of weeks here, Still have a few pretty leaves though.

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