Monday, May 13, 2013

Oh, snap!

I was so ready to publish some pictures of the cute little pea plants reaching their way up to the sky.  See how much they have grown?

I was then planning to express some concern over the state of the cucumber plants.  It's been chilly and they don't look too healthy to me.  See how the edges are a little curled?

But, as it turns out, there are more pressing things to discuss, like the fact that it is May 13 and tonight we are under a "Freeze Warning."

So instead of doing whatever else I may have done when I got home from work today, I had to tuck my plants in for the night in a desperate attempt to save them from the frost.  Honestly, I'm not sure the peas need it, as they are pretty cold tolerant.  And I'm not sure the cucumbers weren't already beyond help... so it may or may not have been necessary, but it's done:

But seriously?  The frost free date is supposed to be in 2 days! 


  1. Good luck! I would worry about the cucumbers, but most of the cool weather veggies fare pretty well as long as the temperature stays above 28 degrees. I actually got my garden through a 27 degree night just two weeks ago! The potato foliage froze, but they all survived and are growing great again. It didn't bother the peas at all.

    1. Yes, the cucumbers were a gamble from the get-go - they were outgrowing their little seed pots so I put them in the ground early. But I do have backup if they don't make it! I don't think we even got an actual frost, certainly not down to 28, so I will keep my fingers crossed!