We are looking to get frost again tonight. The children and I went out to cover the pumpkins seedlings, plus one cucumber plant that has just busted though the soil. It was too windy for the plastic buckets we used before–no way they would stay on all night. We improvised.
The kids’ orange play cones did the trick. They are a little heavier and more stable. Hopefully they will protect our little guys. We may not get a frost but why take chances?
Notice the grass clippings on the bed. I edged the beds with our electric trimmer this afternoon. I had to use two extension cords to get that far, but it worked like a charm, I mean, except for the grass clippings everywhere. It worked so well I trimmed all over the place, even under the apple tree up on the hill. And around the blueberry bushes. I will do that again.
So the pumpkins have trimmed beds to sleep in. A bit messy, but with those cozy cones to keep them warm, my guess it they won’t notice.