Sunday, October 5, 2014

Freeze Warning!



There's a freeze warning for Sunday morning so I head for the garden to pick the last of the green peppers.  

 Good bye to the nasturtiums that have been so prolific . . .

 And goodbye to the green pepper plants that I weeded and propped up only a few days ago. It's earlier than usual for frost warnings -- mid-October being the usual time.

Still, this could mean a comeback for the kale and collards that had suffered a bad bug infestation. They may continue to grow, bug free. Plus, they're generally reckoned to taste sweeter after a frost.


John has tilled the garden tiers and sowed crimson clover seed  . . .

I almost fill a bucket with peppers and a few last eggplants and bring them to the house.


Cory gives the harvest her careful attention.



7 comments:

Ms. A said...

It's actually cooler here than normal, too... at least right now. It's not likely to last, but it's nice while it's here.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a nice bunch of peppers. Our thermometer on the back porch says it's 32 here and it's too dark to tell if the nasturtiums froze. That is about all we had left except for the newly planted pansies and they lived all the way through last year, so they should be fine. This is a strange time of the year - by Wednesday it will be 82.
Sam

Vicki Lane said...

We definitely had frost -- I haven't been down to the garden yet so don't know if the pepper plants survived. It's a beautiful crisp day.

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Don't know if we got frost...I didn't cover anything, nor bring all the pots inside. Just didn't have the energy to be ready this early for mama nature to give us this surprise. Hope all those plants that I've over-wintered all these years made it if there was frost. I'm counting on the ground still being warm from the day's sunshine.

NCmountainwoman said...

Frost here as well. Now it's crisp and sunny...a perfect Autumn day.

Jim Egerton said...

You got global cooling. I got global warming. Twas 97F yesterdy and nother hot one today.

Brian Miller said...

ha they might give you a tummy ache if you did...it got down to 39 here....brrrr...i did not want to leave the covers this morning...and am surprised i did not have a bit of frost on my since the window was open...ha