Thursday, February 10, 2011
Well, it figures that the week after I pulled back the leaves to reveal all that luscious new growth in a previous post we'd have frost. Murphy's Law, I know. Anyway, the past 2 nights the temps have dipped below freezing and we've gotten some frost. That means for the last 2 mornings, I've gone outside in my PJ's with a watering can to wet the plants before the sun hits (I call it my Little House on the Prairie moment). Does it really make a difference...I don't honestly know...but why take chances :-) Supposedly, if the leaves are still frozen when the sun hits them directly, the ice crystals expand too rapidly and will burst the cells within the leaves...eek!
Egads...what must my neighbors think of me...the crazy man running around at 6:30 in the morning watering his "garden".