It was the warmest winter I can ever remember. It got to be 90 degrees in March. And then, the last week of April, we had a freeze. It’s been crazy.
Stephan had been a little bit optimistic and put the tomatoes out probably earlier than was wise. It got pretty cold around the 20th of April, and some of the tomato plants didn’t look so good after that. So when there was a freeze warning for the night of the 26th, he decided to cover the tomato plants in the community garden. At home, I brought most of the herbs inside the covered porch, put towels over the blueberry bushes, and a sheet over the strawberries.
But when he checked on the garden on the 27th, Stephan said he thinks that covering the tomato plants with plastic didn’t quite do enough. He said some of the plants didn’t look good at all.
At our house, we have only partial sun, but the trees and the privacy fence add some protection from the wind and frost. This has been our first experience with a full sun plot, and we didn’t consider that the exposure could also have negative aspects as well.
If we have plots in the community garden next year, it’s certainly something we will keep in mind.