Hello my fellow gardeners, and yes I know another update so soon.. But I thought I would share how we have been protecting our tomato plants from this cold snap this week..
My hubby rigged up this bubble wrap around them over the week-end as it was forecast to drop in temperatures.. And sure enough they have dropped with bitter winds and outbursts of hail and thunder in between for the last couple of days where we live.
So here are some pictures of the tomatoes as he planted into the allotment green house and the end of last week.
And the forecasters were right.. A cold spell swept down the country bringing an arctic blast of cold air and with it some Sleet and Hail storms with thunder mixed in.. We have had several hail storms now and some heavy showers . Lots happening around the world right now with our weather.. And it’s always good to keep in touch with the long-range forecasts if you are planting out.. Frosts can come as late as the end of May.. And to be honest the way the weather has been ‘acting up’ recently nothing surprises me anymore.
But before I show you the hail we have been having.. Remember I said in my last post how if we do not keep on top of our allotments how Nature soon reclaims back. Well the garden plot above is a photo of a plot vacated only last year when the allotmenteer had a heart attack.. He is now fine.. but he gave up his plot.. He had hens at the bottom and potatoes and beans at the top.. That old apple tree gives the finest of apples and we have had many a good apple from it in the past the previous owner of the plot would offer them out in abundance to all who passed by.. We have a thing going on with our plots and we leave at the end of our plots what we wish to give away.. And anyone who is passing can pick it up and often leaves something in return the next time they come to garden.
Ok now the weather show. click to enlarge
Well that’s the update for April. See you in May..