The 1st day of fall came upon us last week and already we had our near frost alert. The temperatures dropped to a chilling 35 degrees early Friday morning .
We still have hot, sunny autumn days and our remaining tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and beans are growing and thriving.
However, our unpredictable cold evenings are …. becoming a bit Scary!
Last week I became proactive in preparing for frost and extending our growing season here in Castle Rock, Colorado.
Using salvaged materials and some cord, I set up a temporary structure to support our frost blankets and waterproof tarps when needed. We have had early snows – (Sept 26th – two years ago) so the structure must be able to support some weight.
I used our salvaged bean/pea trellises (clothing fixtures) and salvaged tent poles for the side supports.
Next, using cord I tied-off these pieces to our HOA approved cedar plank fence .