Friday, December 8, 2017

Garden Friday




Here's how our container garden looked earlier in the year
when we were just getting started.
At that time, there were warm temperatures
and abundant sunshine.


But we are in the throes of colder weather
and I spent some time on Wednesday getting the crops ready for the severe change.
A few sheets, some stakes and several clothespins later,
 the garden is ready to face the coldest winds.
The stakes were used for the taller crops,
to keep the sheets above the tops of the plants. 




For the shorter seedlings,
these  empty pots were simply inverted to use as covers.
Then I placed a brick on top to keep them in place. 


With little sun expected in the next few days,
these pots may just stay covered until we see brighter skies.
This is our first fall garden on this property,
so I'm not really sure what to expect.
Hopefully, everything will come out just fine.


What precautions do you take in the garden 
during colder weather?