Good thing I don’t have any tropical trees I need to cover.
The garden is planted with cold-hardy crops like turnips, cabbage, peas and daikons, though 26 degrees may be on the edge for some of them, according to this post.
And Aggie Horticulture reports:
“Colder temperatures (26-31 degrees F.) may burn foliage but will not kill broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, chard, lettuce, mustard, onion, radish, and turnip.”
Since it’s been moderately warm, a dip this low is not great. Though some plants will handle cold temperatures, they are much worse at handling cold temperatures after warm ones. At least it’s been in the 40’s overnight lately.
I have a few potted trees to bring inside, along with some lemongrass starts, but I don’t think I’ll do anything to protect the main gardens. It’s too much space to cover and too much trouble. Hope they make it.
I dug up my pepper plants today and potted them up. I’ve never tried to overwinter plants before. I also dug up the volunteer tomatoes I found around fruit trees that sprang up from my compost. I even found a volunteer squash plant near one of my fig trees, so I potted that up also. Seedlings will be brought in but everything else is on its own, including my citrus which I planted. Hoping for the best.
Good luck, William.
Your books got me to begin veg gardening in earnest and to begin composting. I’ve got 3/4 acre heavily shaded by oaks and pines but spots of sunshine where I’ve planted. Your daily posts here encourage me and keep me motivated.