News flash!! Sandra Jonas In Georgia just sent me this organic farmer’s recipe for protecting his fruit trees against frost, in case you’re worried about your plants tonight.
“I know many of you have plants that have already budded. I read in A. F. Beddoe’s book Nourishment Home Grown, about a recipe he uses to protect his newly budded trees in the spring. I plan to do this tonight and tomorrow on my blueberry, pear and plum trees that I cannot cover. I thought I’d pass this on to you just in case you wanted to try it too.
Here’s the recipe:
1 pound Ivory Snow
½ pound high calcium lime
Mix in 5 gallons of water.
He says to mix well and agitate while spraying to keep the sprayer from clogging up.
He says to spray to cover all blossoms and stems. You will know it is well covered because the stems will be white. This will dry on the tree and form a plastic-like covering that protects the tree from losing moisture and heat and keep it from freezing.”
May the force, not the frost, be with you.