It got a little frosty hereabouts. The newsman last night warned of possible damage to the fruit crops again this year, but I went out to the hot tub about 5AM and it wasn’t too bad. Didn’t check around outside to see the blooms though. Too lazy today- I stayed inside and sendentarily worked away on the computer and stuff like that.
I don’t know if I could keep gardening if it wasn’t for the hot tub. No, really. I know that sounds crazy to some of you, but arthritic pain can really put the clamps on your gardening activity. As it is, I sometimes walk around like the old lady I am becoming- it is hard to straighten up after crouching
tiger to weed and seed. The hot water has been the difference between mobility and crunchy joints! And it does wonders for achy muscles, too.
We moved all the plants inside as a precaution last night, anyway. Better safe than sorry, especially in Ohio. You know it bears repeating: don’t plant out tender things too early. Even if you manage to cover everything, the cold takes them back a bit, and tomatoes and other such plants like warm soil.
This late cold snap is par for the course and one in (God forbid!) May is not unheard of in Central Ohio. That is why we pay attention to frost dates… most of the time.