What? A freeze and snow this late in March? Well, it's not so unusual. The average last frost date for our zone 7 in Oklahoma is April 12 and the last recorded frost is April 28!
So? What will we do about those plants we've already put out? Well, if they're in pots, bring them inside, or at least into the garage.
Remember these? They'll be coming indoors this weekend.
carrot seeds we recently planted
the parsley (which has been in the ground about a week)
as well as the peas, potatoes and onions (which are all peeking through the soil) should be okay, even with a freeze, snow or ice.
Now these itty-bitty pears?
We'll see...but whatever the frost doesn't get, the squirrels probably will :)
The shrubs, rosebushes, and perennials that have already started coming up should all be safe. But, if you planted flowers, herbs, or plants recently, you may want to cover them during this cold snap with a towel, sheet, or even a box, just to be safe.
Now, for a suggestion I think you'll appreciate. Go purchase this plant!
This is rosemary. If this was "smellavision", oh my! You would love this fragrance! I purchased this plant at Wal-Mart for $3.50, and I'm sure you can find it at Lowe's, Home Depot, and any nursery. I use it in hummus (recipe to come next week), chopped and added to olive oil for grilling vegetables, chicken, etc. and several other recipes. It adds the most wonderful flavor to your dishes....your family will think you're a gourmet cook! And they might just be right!
So, probably no gardening this weekend. What will your family do during the "Big Spring Blizzard"? Looks like game night and either potato soup or white chicken chili for us. Stay safe, stay warm!