Got rhubarb? Replacing your grass 🌿with an herb. Extend the life of your raised beds
Published: Sun, 05/21/23
Hiya, Rural Sprout readers,
How was your week? Did you get to go out and play in the dirt? We sure did.
We also had a truly bizarre late frost in the middle of the week. The entire week was filled with beautiful weather, and then boom, out of the blue – a frost warning for Wednesday night. We’re well past our last expected frost dates.
We dragged the poly cover out of the workshop. You know, the one we had already folded up and put away until we need it again in the
I raked all the straw lining the garden paths into mounds over all my tender herb and veggie seedlings and tucked everyone in for the night.
For the third time this month.
What a spring! Blazing hot early on and then rainy and cold for weeks straight. I thought we were well and truly done with weather that cold.
Anyway, we weathered
the frost with only a touch of damage here and there. The plants will recover. We put the fabric cover back on the tunnel. And we folded up the poly cover from the tunnel.
There may have been some muttering of four-letter words under my breath while we wrestled with it. Something along the lines of, “Just done….cold….more….set the whole thing on fire!”
My sweetie mowed the lawn the day before the frost, so this
time, the plastic was covered with grass as we folded it. It was good and messy. I keep telling myself it will all be worth it because we’ll have imported cabbage worm-free brassicas this year.
Except I found a couple of the little stinkers climbing around on top of my Japanese turnips in the tunnel this week.
I’m debating whether to declare war or give up now and wave a white flag. I think the fabric cover on the tunnel would
make a good surrender flag, don’t you? Only I don’t want to have to fold it this time.