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    Default Bring in those tender plants tonight!!!

    -1c forecast here in the early hours if the morning. My toms are indoors and all the stuff that has grown too big for bringing indoors have been wrapped up with some bedding sheets - forgot to get myself some fleece! For added warmth I've added a layer of newspaper!

    Don't get caught out!
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    Fingers crossed, I've left all my toms and squashes on my outdoor hot bed covered with a cloche and fleece.

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    Let us know how they faired!
    My GH is in a very open site and will often get hit by frost. If things aren't covered it can be a disaster

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    I no longer have space in GH for all seed tray. Fingers crossed that onions from sets, and broad bean seedlings will survive!
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    Broad beans are really hardy...I've often planted out in November. If the tops get frosted they will send out lots more growth from lower down. So I think you will be ok. I've started cucumbers hmm, not such a good idea
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    It was a low of 1.9c in my GH overnight so I'm glad my toms, cucs and courgettes are still indoors. All i have in there are an assortment of lettuce, carrots and sweetpeas they're all fine apart from one bucket of lettuce looks a bit limp.
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    Really hard frost here - but my bedding sheets worked a treat!
    My toms and cues were also inside
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    My GH was down to 1.1 before I went to bed last night - so I prayed to the Gods of growing things to protect my plants overnight - and if they didn't, I'd sow some more to spite them.

    Just uncovered them. Maybe 2 layers of that green stuff that cheap PTs are made from was a bit too heavy for the Rambling Reds - they're looking a bit flat. I've told them that they should get used to hanging down - its their nature. Its early days to tell whether anything has been damaged by the cold. Courgettes are still flowering.
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