Lesson Learned

After my procrastination I finally ventured out to my garden to find perfectly happy sprouts.  Whew! I was in the clear...so I thought.  Saturday went on as planned, though the weather was very chilly.  Knowing that my husband and I would be gone that evening, I continuously checked the weather for an ounce of hope that my sprouts would be safe once again.

When we returned late that evening, I opted not to cover the plants.  If they were safe the night before, surely they would be again.  Nope, I was wrong.  I should have listened to that little voice in the back of my head telling me to spend 2 minutes and cover the plants.  Sunday morning I ventured out to find at least half of the seedlings at my home plot frost bitten.  UGGG, I could have kicked myself.  I didn't even want to visit the farm to see what happened there.

The funny thing is, it seemed as if the frost was selective in its victims.  Only 1/2 of my pole beans were struck, 1/2 of my starter tomato plants gone, lettuce OK, potatoes not so much.  Anyway, I am hoping that some of them pop back, recover, resuscitate on their own.  We are in store for 3-4 days of rain, so maybe, just maybe some of them will come back. 

As I mentioned before, it is still early so I will replant if necessary. But now I know to listen to that voice in the back of my head.  Lesson learned.
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