If one is inclined to try the whole gardening thing here in Squarebanks, it is a good idea to get advice from those who have lived here and gardened successfully for some time. That way, when you ignore their advice and something goes wrong, and, say, your tomato plants fall prey to a Really Freaking Late Frost, the chagrin is powerful, indeed.
And you might actually heed the advice next year.
But in my ignorant, advice-ignoring defense, it's been really warm out lately, venturing up into the 80s at least once last week. So, you know, I figured, what's a mere four days???
Yep, it actually frosted here at the CabinDwelling compound on the night of 27th. I got up to empty the tiny dog at 5 a.m. (doh!) and noticed that the plants on the ground looked 'funny.' Funny, as in, they had a tracing of white on them. Funny how it looked and felt like FROST. And across the yard, in a move sort of one of those faux-edgy television programs might jerk the handheld camera around, I noticed that both of my Sun Gold tomato plants were frosty, too.
Pictures to follow. Advisory: Scenes are graphic and may offend Real Gardeners.