Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy Mothers Day!

We are starting early to plant our gardens because the weather forecast looks fabulous.  If we do get frost over the next few weeks, here are a few tips to protect your garden.

  • If you have empty plastic milk jugs hanging around your garage, you can cut the bottoms and place them over your plants.  This will create a mini green house and protect your plants against frost.
  • You can also use a card board the lid during the day to let the sunlight in and close it at night to protect the plants from frost.
  • Best method of all is using floating row covers that are available at any garden centre.  They come in rolls usually about 4 or 5 feet wide and they come in various thicknesses depending upon what you are looking for. You roll it over the garden and hold it down with rocks.  It will allow sunlight and water to get through, retains heat and keeps bugs out.  Don't use clear plastic covers because they allow the heat to escape.
See you next Sunday!

Happy Gardening!

The Green Gourmet Gardens Team

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