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Get Ready For the Cold!

This is a re-post for those preparing for cold conditions in Florida. Central Florida is forecast to get a frost; South Florida will get down to 40°.

We do, on occasion, get a frost down here in the land of balmy breezes. We usually have plenty of warning, as Florida is a big agricultural […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

The nation is pretty much freezing today, South Florida being no exception. I uncovered my garden beds for a day on Friday, re-covered them yesterday in preparation for another 5 or 6 days of cold weather. Once the threat of frost is gone I’ll uncover them; in the mean time, they’re surviving. Plants go […]

My Covered Beds

It’s nice and warm now, a balmy 54°, and I just went out to photograph my beds and see how everything is faring. As you can see, the beds are nice and secure. There is only a moderate wind, so everything should do fine. If a high wind is expected, I’d secure […]

Preparing For Frost

This is a re-post for those preparing for cold conditions in Florida. Central Florida is forecast to get a frost; South Florida will get down to 40°.

Preparing for a Frost

We do, on occasion, get a frost down here in the land of balmy breezes. We usually have plenty of warning, as Florida is a big agricultural state.

Most of your vegetables will do fine in a light frost if you prepare correctly. The local farmers start their sprinklers, burn smudge pots, cover what […]