bartermn at epix.net
Tue Oct 21 12:07:27 EDT 2008
We had twenty-nine night before last and the field across the road was
white but behind the house where I've complained about the trees
surrounding and shading the garden, it didn't hurt a thing. It did shift
my gears though. Beets are in the canner. Yesterday I froze ten quarts
of carrots. Tomorrow? Maybe bring some of the herbs inside the
greenhouse. Anyone else have luck with that? The greenhouse isn't heated
but so far remains at least twenty degrees higher than outdoors. I can
open my office slider and keep it there for a while longer if need be.
we're talking about getting a small propane wall unit like the big one
that's in my office (hasn't been used since we moved in).
Woodshed is full, as is half the front porch. Only six cord total but
there's a pile of small logs down back we can use if need be.
My old grow-shelf is filled with ripening tomatoes and strings of hot
peppers are drying from the ceiling.
Baskets of still more tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and squash, a lone
pumpkin saved for Halloween, and apples wait for me to do something with
Spinach and Mesclun, a couple cabbages and the entire crop of Brussels
sprouts will hold on until I can get to them.
There goes my beeper, gotta go.
Robert Walton wrote:
> Who's had a frost of freeze? I'm curious. Had the first freeze last
> night here in southern Virginia. It got to 30 degrees for most of the
> night, so summer garden that was hanging on is gone. About average.
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