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    Fall Garden

    My fall garden is loving this cooler weather - as long as it doesn't get too cool! Broccoli is getting big, cabbages are starting to head, cauliflower mostly survived the transplant but are still smaller than they should be. The winds from the nor'easter broke one of my tomato plants and knocked off a large green tomato even though the plants are all staked. I set the tomato on the kitchen windowsill to (hopefully) ripen. Peppers are flowering again! Sweet potatoes are still hanging in there. Radishes are about ready to pull and replant.

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    First Freeze of the Winter and Frost Blankets

    We had our first freeze last night. I covered the garden with a super-sized frost blanket - all but the outer edge of the sweet potato container. Those leaves are the only things that got "frost-bitten", and everything else is just fine, including the tomatoes. The covered sweet potato leaves are still a bright healthy green.

    So, I'm wondering...do I keep using the super-sized frost blanket, or buy some smaller ones to cover each container (or cut up both of the super-sized blankets I have to make more appropriate sizes)?

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    Not really up on frost blankets, but if you covered all but a few leaves, I would say just buy one smaller one to cover what did not get covered. I would think having a bunch of small ones would require more time to get into place then one large one....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriotic Sheepdog View Post
    Not really up on frost blankets, but if you covered all but a few leaves, I would say just buy one smaller one to cover what did not get covered. I would think having a bunch of small ones would require more time to get into place then one large one....
    Scrounging around in the garden shed, I found another monster frost blanket. That will give me plenty of cover - which I'll need to apply tomorrow night because Sunday AM temps look to be in the low 30's!! Brrrrrrr.....

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