Prepping the Garden for Snow – in March

blueflowersApparently Winter is not quite ready for the first day of Spring, and is threatening to host a wonderful farewell party in the form of a winter weather advisory later tonight or early tomorrow.

Which means the permanent raised garden beds Dad and I built and filled this past weekend are in danger of freezing, which ultimately puts the precious asparagus and strawberry crops at risk.

BuildingAsparagusBedsAnd dang it, I’m really looking forward to some garden fresh strawberries and grilled asparagus.

babyasparagusSo, as part of the garden “prepping” I’m doing this week, I took some time after work to cover the raised beds with a few layers of newspaper and some old bed sheets. Hopefully that will provide enough insulation from the cold. Fortunately, we haven’t planted any of the “fragile” crops yet, as we’re still (clearly) getting some cooler nights.


The asparagus and cabbage are supposed to be pretty hardy plants and fairly cold tolerant. We shall see.

Also, I’m planning on getting a post together on my straw bale gardening method very soon, so be on the look out for that within the next couple of weeks.

Until then,

I hope yo

u’re enjoying some beautiful weather – whatever season you’re in today 🙂


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