That's exactly what the weathermen all through the South and Mid-west were saying this past weekend. It was all the talk at the great Mammoth Cave too. In the guide lounge everyone was speculating over the potential damages. Those without gardens, naturally, were prepared to give much more dire predictions than those of us who had our tomatoes doing quite nicely in the ground.
You see, frost, if it's hard enough, can break cell walls killing plant tissues. Last year, a late freeze nearly killed our tomatoes. Their production was permanently reduced and we hardly had enough tomatoes to eat through the summer. Forget about canning or sales.
So we did not take the weather reports lightly this weekend. On Monday morning, during the time normally reserved for gently waking up with some yoga, and quiet early morning conversations to prepare for another day at the cave, we were outside. We built a small fire in our smoker grill to warm the lower corner of the garden.
to get the air moving, since frost is more likely to form in still air.