It took me forty minutes tonight to fleece over the potatoes and bring tender plants into the house from the greenhouse. The earliest planted spuds are well up now and I can't risk them with the frosts that are forecast over the next few nights. I've put a double layer of fleece over some of them which has meant that I've had to utilize old towels and a table cloth for some of the others. The garden looks a bit like an explosion in a laundry but i can live with that if it protects my babies!!
A sensible thing to do Colin - I put an extra layer of straw over mine.
Since the last frosts about a month ago, I have been fleecing every night, am not taking the chance either. It's like a ritual now, don't what I will do if it warms up...LOL!
Colin, do not give up on the spuds, some leaves frosting is ok, ours recovered and are doing good now!
Oh, I never give up. It happens every year and I'm well used to a few black leaves here and there. I posted the pic to let others see what can happen if you don't take precautions.
You are a true passionate gardener like me so, Colin :)
I never give up either!