Sunday, October 19, 2008

Possible Frost Tonight!

Oh no!! The little weather gadget I just added to my blog says areas of possible frost tonight. What am I going to do?? What am I going to do?? **runs around in circles waving hands over head**

Wish I already had that Agribon, which has around 4 degrees of frost protection. At least I do have some garden burlap and sheets. I think I'll definitely cover the lettuce and and peas. Guess I might as well try to throw something over the tomatoes and peppers too.

Luckily we worked on the garden for a few hours yesterday to harvest all we could just in case this happened, so there isn't much left on the vines. But there are still quite a few green tomatoes and lots of lettuce. We had so much lettuce we cut enough for several huge salads for us and a big bag for the neighbors, and there is still lots left. I hope they survive!!! I better harvest my herbs too, didn't have time to do that yesterday. I'm going to use them for potpourri, flavored oils and vinegars, and herb butter.

I guess we'll see what happens!

update: I just went outside and there really are a lot of green tomatoes and habaneros. A lot more than I thought. I wonder if I should pick them all? Man, I really don't have the time for this today...sigh.

I did a little research and it seems I probably should pick most of the green tomatoes. The habaneros may survive with covering. http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/pepper/msg101812265303.html I think I'll try picking some and leaving others as an experiment (and time saver).

2 comments:

Jeni Treehugger said...

It's a shame lettuce doesn't freeze well isn't it!!
Talking of which I freeze all my soft stemmed herbs - Basil, Parsley, Chives, Oregano. The others I', lucky to have all year round but I have dried Rosemary and Sage when I've been forced to cut them back. Dried Herbs make really nice Xmas presents - I'll be blogging about this a bit nearer Xmas.
:)

Jeni Treehugger said...

Now...show us your freezer!

:)

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