Frost threat means taking steps to protect your garden
Tue, 06 May 2014 02:35:40 GMT —
Jessica Million is clearing her garden for a whole new, hopefully warm, growing season.
"We are in the process of weeding right now" says Jessica.
With her son Anthony's help she is hoping to get her vegetables ready to grow this week.
"We're going to be doing tomatoes and lettuce and herbs, beans, peas, cumcumbers and carrots" she says.
A lot of produce that tonights frost can potentially hurt.
But there are ways you can protect your green investment.
"We planted way too early last year so we had to do all the blankets and netting over it" says Jessica.
Down the road at Walker Farms workers are taking the same precautions.
"Some of the things that they can do is they can cover them with milk jugs for smaller plants or use blankets over them, that's one way" says Kelly Walker, owner of Walker Farms.
"Probably 75% of the time you're going to have frost up until now" he says.
But that won't stop anyone with a green thumb from getting an early start.
"We're just watching the weather so we can avoid the frosts, that would be good" says Jessica.