Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Snow? Probably not, but I can dream!
Preparing for some below freezing nights as a cold air mass moves into our area I've covered the lemon and lime trees (in pots) with burlap and turned on the lights I use to help them make it through the night. I've got some old three-sided hinged tomato cages (worthless for tomatoes) that I strung Christmas lights on several years ago. Since they fold they're easy to store off season, just pull them out of the ground and fold, without removing the lights. When the first possibility of frost comes around I put them back up. They support the burlap on three sides and a stake on the fourth side completes the system. We're hearing of possible temperatures in the 20's which doesn't happen a lot here. Once in a great while we'll get a little snow...could this year be the year?