Supposedly, once the mesquite starts to bloom, there will be no more freezes. Frosts, maybe. But not freezing!
So much for folklore. Today, having spent this past weekend planting the rest of my tomatoes, squash, basil and gourds, woke to the bird bath water frozen solid! Not just a crust. Total, complete ice!!
Well, despite the warm weather, have been putting frost blankets out on everything that was not in a wall-o-water. But they were casual drapings. And so some basil, gourds and maybe tomatoes have gone to compost. I’ll give them all a chance to come back . . . there are still some seedlings in the greenhouse to replace the plantings, but it was all I had of basil, and tomatoes.
The weather channel, BTW, said the temp this AM was 41F . . .
New rules I guess. hard freeze at 41F