Monday, October 2, 2017

Something to think about as we head into late fall

Kari Spencer, the author of City Farming, has helpful advice for those of us facing that first frost. (It could happen any day now, here in Idaho!)



"GARDEN SHADE OR PROTECTION FROM FROST ARE EASY TO ACCOMPLISH USING SIMPLE, INEXPENSIVE MATERIALS.
Hoop houses covered with plastic sheeting or shade cloth are an economical way for farmers to protect crops from frost or excess sunlight. In a similar way, small gardens can be protected from cold by the use of plastic sheeting. And garden shade can be provided using shade cloth or burlap.  In essence, one can create a mini hoop house or greenhouse by building a simple frame to support clear plastic sheets."
Check out this link to the City Farming site, and check out her very timely advice, before your tomatoes and lettuce are toast!

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