Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I guess I posted too soon

Man, am I one discouraged gardner right now. I just got home from work, and my plants look terrible. I uncovered them this morning, and they looked very perky. I really thought we'd dodged the bullet, but I counted my chickens too soon. I guess it was still too cold when I uncovered the plants. This evening my tomato plants, green beans, peas, and okra are droopy. My potato plants look just awful. I'm afraid I'm going to lose them all. I can't even bring myself to post pictures of the destruction. I'm especially disgusted about the potato plants. They've been in the ground for almost 2 months now, and I can't even express how sad and disgusted I am at the thought of having to replant them.

On the plus side my corn, carrots, broccoli, lettuce, and newly sprouted melons don't seem phased. I wish I could say the same for my spirits. :(


  1. Oh, Rachel...I'm sorry the frost got to your plants. This has really been a terribly cold spring. I'm surprised your melons survived! Hang in there....warm weather has to get here soon.

  2. Sorry to hear about your losses.I hope mine can survive the coldsnap we're having here in NC.I covered them with empty plant containers(that's what I had onhand). My concern is the drainage holes on the sides & bottom allowing the heat to escape. I'll let you know how they faired over the next couple days.

    This a very nice journal/page. the wife and kids say I'm technologically challenged but I'm learning. I hope to have a homepage setup when I learn more about how to do it. Again great site, keep up the good work :)

    See you in the forums(Gardenweb)and better luck with those veggies!