2018 Garden #1: Hard Freeze in Houston

2018 Garden Post #1: Hard Freeze in Houston

It’s the first Friday of the year, which means it’s time for my first garden post of the year. Unfortunately, it’s not much of a post right now.

Houston has had some unseasonably cold weather this winter. Our high temperatures are usually in the low to mid-60s, but the last week we’ve been lucky if the temps reach 45! And I hate it. I absolutely hate it. I live in the South for a reason.

We were in Florida for Christmas, and when we got back to Texas it was freezing. Literally freezing.

Parts of our area got snow again on Tuesday night. That’s only supposed to happen once a decade and it’s now happened twice this season.

2018 Garden #1

The first time it snowed, quite a few of our plants started to die off. As it stayed cold, the plants just got worse and worse. We eventually decided it was best to cut down the banana plants. We did the same last year after a cold snap that killed most of the plants, and they ended up growing back stronger. I’m sure the garbage men weren’t too happy with us when they had to pick those up the next morning!

Justin also went out with his brother and they grabbed all our extra outdoor blankets, sheets, and towels to cover what’s left of the plants. I know it’s not perfect, but hopefully, it helps.

What do you think?