….in order to get ripe produce out of the garden!
I’d been considering buying frost blankets anyway, to supplement the little plastic hoops I was using as frost protection. The hoops didn’t work well with the jalapenos anyway and wouldn’t have worked at all with the tomatoes. So I broke down and bought some. I covered the hot peppers, including the jalapenos and habaneros, the tomatoes, and the sugar baby watermelon and the cantaloupe. And after 4 days on the garden I have seen a jump in the number of jalapenos turning red. Not sure its helping with anything else yet.
I will say, the delayed ripening did result in some very large jalapenos!