At least, I hope it was the final frost!
We had over a month of warm weather and just about everything woke up, from pear trees to persimmons, apples to mulberries.
And then on Sunday night, we had an overnight low of 28 degrees, then 32 the next night.
It looks like we lost our tomato transplants and took a good bit of damage on the tropicals that were trying to come back from the ground.
When the weather is nice and warm, then hits freezing, plants are simply unprepared. All the new leaves and blooms get wrecked.
But – this should be the end of it.
We covered as much as we could with thrift store sheets and blankets, including the potato beds:
I posted that picture on YouTube and the comments were hilarious.
We have the best commenters.
We covered a crabapple that was flowering in the food forest and it looks okay.
I love those blooms.
One of the worst things about gardening in the Deep South is the swings in spring.
If you wait until later to plant, the weather often gets too hot and buggy to grow a good garden. If you plant too early, you lose your garden to unexpected cold snaps.
The swinging back and forth is terrible. Yet we press on.
Onward and upward! Gardeners just keep planting.
But seriously, this is Y The Good Family needs to come back to FL.
I feel your pain! One zone above you in Alabama. The weather is psycho. I just lost 55 tomato starts (that I had babied for 6 weeks) to yellow leaf curl. Made me sick at my stomach. Just grateful it happened before they were in the ground. Hope you have replacements for your tomatoes.
Maybe you’ve got the start of a frost resistant landrace pepper if you save seeds from that survivor!
We got the cold front last week (z8a TX), down to the low 30’s. Everything I covered survived! But then many of the bean seeds I planted got dug up by some rodent. There’s always something.