Frost cloth comes in handy this time of year

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The lat­est cold snaps have re­minded me about “frost cloth.” Frost cloth is an agri­cul­tural prod­uct that comes in strips of loosely wo­ven fiber that will give you 10 de­grees in your flower bed or tomato plant gar­dens.

It can be bought at any hard­ware store or big box store.

Frost cloth is also called by other names. On our to­bacco farms, and down in Cuba at their to­bacco farms, they’re used to fil­ter the sun by al­low­ing only 70 per­cent to feed the plants with that so­lar magic.

Be­ing fru­gal, I keep my frost cloth for years and years rolled up in a box in the garage. When the need arises, I sim­ply take out the con­densed roll and open it up to cover my toma­toes, pep­pers or beau­ti­ful flow­ers from the cold north winds.

If you have any prob­lems, call me at 561-744-4750 or e-mail me at

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