This year started off with a cold snap event that followed a previous year of weather events. No question Mother Nature is in control. Protecting people, animals and water pipes were a priority. However, so was protecting sensitive plants and keeping the cold frames in place. If you have established a winter food plot, for yourself, family or animals (wild or domestic) don't let your efforts be affected by the freezing temperatures. A little protection goes a long way. Somethings to remember: do not use plastic if it will touch your plants, keep the covering supported off of the leaves. Use the stored heat of the earth by trapping it from the ground level. Using a simple gallon milk jug with the bottom cut off will help, as long as it does not touch the plants. It will keep those starts growing. Cloth tarps that are supported over the plants is a good defense, if you lack a hard structure, cold frame or green house. Below is a simple, inexpensive way to keep those winter greens coming!
Diane C. Morey
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