I know, I said this blog was in hibernation, but I did want to share this tip. On an unusual mild day in Paducah this week, I puttered a bit the yard; I was really excited to see these rose cuttings have rooted.
This blog is basically in hibernation during the winter
months, but I want to share with you the fruit cage my husband built for the
I have a Lemon Fig
and an Alma Fig that are sensitive to
sub-freezing temperatures. While a freeze will not kill the tree, it will kill
the new branches and therefore prevent fruiting. In past winters I have tried a
variety of ways to cover them, including loose leaves, bagged leaves and tarps
(see previous post,) all very time consuming and messy. I asked my husband if he
could build a simple frame (thinking PVC) that I could drape in plastic. This
is his version of simple!
After trimming the trees, he wrapped the frame in plastic
and and covered it with a tarp.
By the way, I decided to try wrapping the strawberry tower
in a Garden Quilt from Gardener’s Supply.
Be sure and keep up with me this winter at Crafting from the Underground!