Which means the permanent raised garden beds Dad and I built and filled this past weekend are in danger of freezing, which ultimately puts the precious asparagus and strawberry crops at risk.
And dang it, I’m really looking forward to some garden fresh strawberries and grilled asparagus.
So, as part of the garden “prepping” I’m doing this week, I took some time after work to cover the raised beds with a few layers of newspaper and some old bed sheets. Hopefully that will provide enough insulation from the cold. Fortunately, we haven’t planted any of the “fragile” crops yet, as we’re still (clearly) getting some cooler nights.
The asparagus and cabbage are supposed to be pretty hardy plants and fairly cold tolerant. We shall see.
Also, I’m planning on getting a post together on my straw bale gardening method very soon, so be on the look out for that within the next couple of weeks.
I hope yo
u’re enjoying some beautiful weather – whatever season you’re in today 🙂