Early this week, we had a significant drop in overnight temperatures across the Gallatin Valley. If you have a garden like I do, you were probably out in the yard on Monday, either covering your veggies and plants or bringing them inside.

Personally, I was feeling pretty good about myself when I went out into the backyard, holding an umbrella over my wife's head, so she could stay dry in the rain while picking our tomatoes to bring in.

Fast forward to Tuesday, when I saw on Facebook that a guy named Mike Macleod took helping out his wife to a whole other level. Mike didn't hold an umbrella for his wife so she could save her tomatoes, he built a tent for the tomatoes. But that's not all. Obviously, Mike is a man with attention to detail. He put a wood stove inside the tent next to the tomatoes to keep them warm.

Photo Credit: Mike MacLeod
Photo Credit: Mike MacLeod

Mike, if you don't win Husband of the Year, the voting is rigged. But I have to point out that you've set the bar really high for me, and all the other husbands out there.

Other Ways to Cover Plants to Protect From Freeze & Frost

  • Frost cloths
  • Newspapers
  • Straw
  • Old sheets
  • Old bedspreads
  • Planters
  • Tonka trucks
  • Garbage bags
According to Almanac.com, plants should be protected when the temperatures fall below 32°F (0°C). And a moderate freeze where temperatures drop between 25–28°F (-4 to -2°C) range can be widely destructive to vegetation.

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