We knew it was going to happen, and last night it did. Temperatures dipped down to 28 degrees, and this morning I saw frost still in shady areas up until about 9 a.m. I didn't get to the Garden today, but was busy yesterday both planting (suddenly there are a lot of bulbs to plant) and picking. We picked every single tomato, ripe or not, as well as the last of the okra, a lot of parsley to freeze (although the parsley will be fine after a frost or two), and my poor little watermelons.
At least now I can get busy with cleaning up the Kitchen Garden and putting it to bed for the year (and maybe try planting my carrots early, again).
|The last of the Summer's bounty.|
|Most of these will ripen fully. Fried green tomatoes, however, will definitely be on the menu this week. The okra will get tossed into some soup. I used up the bell peppers tonight before I took this picture.|
|As well as some more roasted heirloom tomato sauce (and a few grilled cheese and tomato sandwiches). Thank goodness I picked all the basil!|
How did your garden fair in the freeze?