With the strange weather prediction, Bulldog Man and I decided it was best to cover up the onions planted several weeks ago in order to protect them from temperatures below freezing.
We pulled out clear 3.5 mil plastic you typically find in the painting section of a hardware store, 4 concrete blocks, two feedlot panels, several planters, and bricks for weight. We placed a concrete block on each corner of the garden box, and then laid a feedlot panel on top of the blocks. The 3.5 mil plastic was then unfolded and laid across the feedlot panel and down the sides of the garden box. Another feedlot panel was placed on top of the plastic to keep the plastic in place, and planters, along with bricks, were laid on top of the plastic; hanging on the sides of the planter to prevent the wind and cold air from seeping through the plastic.
If this doesn’t protect the onions, then were just pure out of luck and will have to replant onions after the weather passes.
Every couple of months, I take inventory of items in my pantry, make sure food is rotated and used before the expiration date. The same thing is done with our 5 gallon containers of long term stored foods, spices, and emergency medical supplies.
A list is always compiled to help restock items used, and to help with locating coupons on needed merchandise. Granted it’s hard to find coupons on everything you buy. Whenever possible, I try to find a coupon through newspapers, or the computer, to save money whenever possible.
So tell me, when was the last time you inventoried and rotated your food products (short and long term) and medical supplies?