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Our verdant valley is experiencing some rather vacillating weather
patterns. The temperature is in flux, the sun is coy, the rain is
flirtatious and the hail is, well, the hail is a great exfoliant -- in
other words, all is normal and well. Regardless of atmospheric
convention, the trouble with an outdoor exfoliant is that young plants
and sprouts are too tender to withstand rigorous scouring. A mere 20
minutes after I had planted my little veggie patch, the clouds rolled
in and hail began bouncing ‘round the yard. I dashed off to the deck to
retrieve my mini greenhouses and nestled them protectively over the
little plantlets.

What are mini greenhouses? I’m glad you asked!

I know the weather is fickle and, allowing for Murphy’s Law, I figured
that I’d have no sooner planted my garden than we’d have snow. I was
close. No snow, yet there was hail that afternoon and frost the next
morning. Ahh, Murphy. I both respect and despise you.

I digress.

I had asked my Mom to save her clear plastic water jugs for me. I cut
the bottoms off and snugged them around the base of the new plants to
create little individual greenhouses. This seems to be working pretty
well. It’s both inexpensive and, so far, effective.

Breathe deeply,
Laugh with abandon,
Love wholly,
Eat well.

MiLady Carol
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I guessed what you meant by mini greenhouses. I remember going to a relative's place and she had row upon row of milk, soft drink and water bottles, all protecting a plant.

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Yes, they're terrifically romantic looking in a garden, don't you think? *giggles*


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