Dear Mother Nature…..

…..I wasn’t actually COMPLAINING about the warm winter, I really wasn’t!

If you scroll down a little to the end of my last post you’ll find a screenshot from Weather Underground with the weather prediction for the (then) coming 10 days.

Take note of the weather predictions for the 3rd and 4th.

Then come back here and compare to the same days on this one:

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I’m not sure when it changed, but it was Thursday evening when I noticed it.  Spent a couple hours on Friday scrambling to arrange freeze protection for the Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli in the garden.  Its supposed to be tolerant down to 10 Fahrenheit, but Monday’s low would be pushing it regardless.  So its now covered in a makeshift tent of fabric frost cover, plastic sheeting, and old style Christmas lights in an attempt to keep it from freezing tonight and tomorrow.  I’ll try to get a picture of it later today.  I did toss a digital thermometer into the setup, one that records the high and low for the last 24hrs, so we’ll see what it actually hits in there.

2 Comments

  1. Comment by Wendy:

    I’m very interested to see how that works out!

    • Comment by Ruth:

      I’ve used a variation of the setup in my little greenhouse in the spring (for my garden seedlings) for the last couple years. Basic concept works well. So I’m hopefull!