Sunday, April 20, 2008

Odd Shots Monday

Protecting plants from a spring frost.

This may look odd, but protecting the tomato and other garden plants from a spring frost, as my neighbor did, is only pratical. She plants a small garden each spring and summer in her backyard.

Odd shots is hosted by Katney's Kaboodle

17 comments:

Katney said...

The lengths we will go to get our good tomatoes. I think even that would not work here. Our last frost is usually in mid-May, but even with that is is usually fairly warm by this time. Some areas of the valley had lows near 20º last night.

My Odd Shot will appear at midnight my time, but I always like to visit the earlybirds.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I love tomatoes right off the vine, but that does look like a lot of work!

serendipity said...

Didn't know that's how it's done to protect them. Interesting.

ArneA said...

Tomato protecting?
I thought it was a scouts camp

Paulie said...

Very colorful! Oh for the days when I could plant my own garden. I love zucchini and tomatoes best. . . somehow they don't taste as good from the store since they are picked early to get to market. Great odd shot -- mine is up also.

I haven't been on computer much for three days so am trying to catch up -- looks like about 5 posts behind on your blog. Ü

Going to visit each one now.

quintarantino said...

That's an original way to protect tomatoes!
My wife in her little garden and backyard plantation at her mothers house uses net.

dot said...

Made a nice colorful photo!

Old Wom Tigley said...

At first I thought of coloured tents.. dood but practical

John said...

A great odd shot! LOL

Dragonstar said...

Great idea, and a wonderful Odd Shot!

Gina's Public Diary said...

Hehe I had a sheet on my front porch one night last week when it got down to freezing covering my flower pot full of annuals. And it's on the south side. I LOVE tomatoes and we try to have a couple of plants usually without much luck.

raf said...

A veritable tent city to protect tomats is odd enough, but perfectly justifiable. Great Odd Shot!

mrsnesbitt said...

This made me smile and remember the games I played with a blanket and a clothes airer as a child,
Dxx

see you there! said...

Ok, I thought it was a downed clothesline, LOL!

Darla

Kerri said...

Glad they took measures to save them! At first glance I thought it was a clothesline downed also.

The Empty Nest said...

Yes, that does look odd. It really looks like the boy scouts got together and camped in her yard, or the laundry line fell down. heh heh

Carole said...

Ha! This is what we do in Florida when a freeze threatens in the winter.