Re: [gardeners] gardeners Digest V1 #384 (
Wed, 9 Dec 1998 00:29:23 EST

In a message dated 12/9/98 5:05:09 AM,

<<Penny, NY >>

Dear Penny,

Usually for a few nights we cover fragile plants like citrus, Rosemary, etc.
with black plastic, but this was so unexpected and about three months before
this normally happens if at all.

I really am sad that I was a day late in transplanting my beloved chile plants
into pots to bring indoors to over-winter.  Do you think if I were to do this
now there could be life left?  Some are really rare ones from India, Thailand
etc., and due to our cool and wet summer hadn't hardly bloomed or produced
this season. *sigh*

We Californians don't know how to garden in a short-cool-wet season that is
snapped by bitter coldness.  For us 27 or 28F is VERY cold.