So the timing of this post is off. Talking about frost in July? It is Colorado, but I’m not too worried about it.
It was, however, a crazy spring, and it seems better to get this seed planted (pun intended) in your brain so when you have your own pallet garden and you get that surprise snow storm you’ll be prepared.
What You Need:
- We inherited a roll of what I believe is painters plastic, which just so happened to be the perfect size for our pallet. Any large piece of plastic or old bed sheet would work.
- Sticks or dowels taller than your plants.
- Staple gun (or another way to hold the plastic down and make sure it doesn’t fly away in the wind)
Lay the plastic over your pallet and get it arranged and straightened. It was a good windy storm, so we went all out and stapled the corners down instead of just laying something heavy on the corners. Start at one end, get all the excess gathered, and make sure you pull it fairly tight. You don’t want to wind catching too much of the plastic and ripping it off.
The plants, all cozy! They kind of look tucked in for bed. All the rest of the plants were still in small pots we just brought them inside for the night.
And safe and sound the next morning!
The snow was already melting in the sun, and next to nothing was damaged. When I unrolled the plastic I only detached it from one end and left the top stapled in case we had another round of frost.
What method have you had luck with?