Ice Ice Baby!

Frosted basil plantA basil plant damaged by last night’s frost

I woke up to a very unwelcome sight this morning: my garden had been “melted” by frost overnight. Squash, basil and pepper plants were blackened and drooping. Tomato plants, which had already grown lush and full of green fruit this spring, didn’t fare much better.

The weather records say that the latest frost date ever recorded at RDU Airport was on May 10, but I’ve always known that I live in a particularly cold part of the Raleigh-Durham area. Maybe May 20 is some kind of late frost record for Chatham County, but frankly, I don’t give a “****”. I just wish I had gotten around to installing the floating row cover tunnels that I meant to put over the tender plants.


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