A Killing Frost

| 10/26/2015 9:46:00 AM

Tags: Urban homesteading, gardening, Erin Sheehan,

Erin Sheehancollards

The garden looks pretty barren these days. We had a hard frost Monday night. It did in almost everything we had left in the garden: the last cherry tomato, a cilantro patch, and three basil plants I’d hoped somehow might make it through.


Oddly, my lettuce survived. It’s in a container pushed up against our concrete garage. This means we’ve had lettuce consistently since May. We’ve got milder weather forecast for a while now, so I may be picking lettuce until November!


A few crops are hanging on: broccoli, carrots, beets, cabbage and collard greens. The collards actually are better after a frost, we’ve been waiting to pick them for a while now.

11/2/2015 1:38:43 PM

Erin, We are finished with the produce here, too, except for picking lettuce, and I hope that lasts for awhile. My last job is apple butter in the crockpot, today, and the whole house smells wonderful. You've certainly worked hard with your fall garden and you deserve a break. I have two books waiting for me to pick up at the library! Mary from Old Dog

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