Don’t let Mother Nature catch you by surprise

Spring is here, or is it?  Mother Nature likes to surprise gardeners in the spring.  Some areas across the country still have the potential for a frost or freeze and no matter where you live, Mother Nature can flip the switch and play havoc with gardeners.  It is best to keep a close eye on the weather reports each day.  If your area is calling for a frost or freeze, make sure that you cover your plants that are in the ground.  Move your potted plants to an area that won't freeze. Don't use plastic when covering your plants. Use old sheets, towels, blankets, etc. or some of you may have frost blankets that are designed for this purpose. Drape the material over the plants making sure you cover all of the leaves and new growth and remove the covers the following day when the temps. climb above freezing.