This spring, I threw together a bed as quickly as I could for my Habaneros. The two primary qualifications in a bed around here are that I remove the 6" - 8" layer of river rocks to get to the soil below and that I construct a raised bed frame around it so the dogs stay out during the seedling stage.
Now I have 2' tall habaneros in a wood frame that is 8' x 4' x 1'. During our last killer freeze, I threw a quilt over them, the other pepper bed being my priority. The tops and sides of the Habaneros froze, everywhere they came in contact with the cover. I need to figure out some way of elevating the sides and ends so they are protected through the upcoming onslaught of frigid weather, now four days out.
They have just started to change color. If I had two more weeks, I could get plenty of mature ones.
There's no time or money to put hoops up. I will have to rely on found objects to develop a structure. I used all my spare T-posts on the other peppers. Any ideas?