Friday, June 22, 2012

Ilona Sherratt: Tent City

The Berkshires are currently experiencing a stretch of hot sunny weather with temperatures in the 90s, which is unusual for our region at this time of year. My peas are just beginning to bloom and make pods, my lettuce is going strong, and my broccoli is beginning to head up. Blazing hot weather is the last thing these plants need right now.

Tent city.

 I’ve created temporary shade for the plants using drop cloths, sheets, some nylon fabric and a canopy. This should help them survive until cooler weather returns this weekend.

Broccoli and kale.

Lettuce heads.


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