Protecting Tender Volunteer Seedlings from Frost

As we approach our last frost free date the temperature has hit upwards of seventy degrees for over two weeks with over cast days in the forties and fifties. This herald of fine spring weather has spurred some lovely volunteers to sprout in the garden.

I’ve found over the years that my volunteers are some of my earliest producers and heartiest producers. However,  moving them too early can kill them just as easily as the frost. What’s a gardener to do?

In the past I’ve covered with hay. It’s successful to a certain point. But this year I decided to try adding plastic milk jugs that my neighbor kindly saved for me.

I can happily say combining my old hay trick with the plastic “cloches” saved my tender volunteer seedlings! Next time you need to protect your own tiny tenders, give it a try.

Have a marvelous day,

Moriah and the flock