Cari ortolani del mondo,
Even though last night I wasn’t able to protect my cold frames with remnant rug under layers, and this morning my lettuce had suffered some damage, I managed to remedy the situation by shining a spotlight with a 100 watt clear bulb in all my 5 cold frames.
During super cold nights, such as in the low teens or single digits, some additional protection is needed to keep the more tender vegetation from perishing – beets, parsnips, radishes and carrots excluded.
When your more tender vegetation suffers a slight frost, and the same goes for seedlings during early spring when hardening off or planted in the garden, shine a spotlight (in the absence of sunlight) with either a reflector bulb or 100 watt clear bulb to help it regain its vitality.
Water afterwards and you’re in business again.
Nick Mancini, The Organic Italian
P. S. My new book, THE COMPLETE ORGANIC GARDEN is flying off the shelves