Thanks all for your weather updates. Sure we're wimps here. Being on the coast does that to us. The warm weather coming of the water always keeps our temps above 20 degrees, but it also brings tons of rain. If only I were a few thousand miles to the south I'd be in San Diego, which has 75 degree weather all year long, hehe.
Well, it's 34 degrees and snowing at 11 pm. But because it's above freezing it's only sticking to the grass and not the road. That and it should melt by tomorrow morning.
But last night was a heavy storm with high winds. When I checked the hoop covers this morning, this is what I found.
Yep, the wind did a number on my hoop covers. The cross bar on bed #2 came off completely and it slid down on bed #1.
Unfortunately we were on our way out to shop for the kids, and I didn't have a coat on, so about all I did was put the plastic back over the hoops and weigh it down with the brick. The cross bar is laying in the gravel path for now, I really need to drill some holes and throw some bolts into it. Twist ties just don't hold it in place well enough.
But now I'm worried about the snow. Without the cross bar the snow will weigh down on the plastic in between the hoops. It'll be interesting to see what it looks like tomorrow.
Oh, and I didn't even look under the hoop covers, let alone take pics. Tomorrow I hope to do all that. That is if it warms up and the snow stops, which I'm confident will happen.
At least the good news is that the jumbo clips held like a charm. The plastic stayed in place so not all would have been lost if the weather had turned as foul as they forecast for the next few days. Brrr.
So I'm going to check to see if we really will have to drop a point or letter based on the temps over the next few days.
Stay warm and enjoy your garden!