We are expecting the first frost tonight, so we
set up a little tunnel to garden under for the winter.
I had previously purchased this tunnel frame from Gardener's Supply Company,
but Farmer Dad would never use them..claimed they wouldn't work.
We no longer had the cloth that went with them, but we had some "survive the millennium plastic",
from my Grandfather, so we used that.
Farmer Dad had some wood, so he stapled the plastic to that.
Then we brought one of the hay bales from the front porch decor around back
and after cleaning off the ground inside
we spread it around inside.
It made it very warm inside.
We put the potted plants inside for the time being. Some will come into the house, some will go
into our mini greenhouse, but that needs a new bottom so it is more level and I need to make room inside.
We spread the remainder of the hay around the outside.
I also covered the remaining tomato plant (not sure what it is, it was a volunteer
that we moved to this spot after the peas were done) with Princess's soccer goal
and an old piece of fabric I picked up on freecycle.
It is not pretty, but hopefully it will allow it to ripen the tomatoes left on it.
I plan to start lettuce, beets and a couple other things under the hoop,
but for tonight, the potted plants will survive...I hope.