A Killing Frost


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


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.

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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!

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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.