In her last throws of winter, North Carolina is giving us a few more nights of frost this week. Much of what I have done to this point is to approach North Carolina sustainable eco-farming with this unpredictability in mind.
A surprise snowfall! Thank goodness for my row tunnels!
My little greenhouse is heated — the seedlings there are all thriving happily, just bursting to get out into the garden, it seems! When we had hard frost and high wind last week, I opted to cover the greenhouse with a second layer of plastic to assists in heat retention. This gave the little heater a break from continual running.
This was me, only 3 short weeks ago, enjoying spring weather! I was gardening in my swimsuit. And now we are recovering from a snow storm and multiple hard frosts. That’s North Carolina for ya!