The thought that it might get warm again, that is… the first frost came Saturday night, and in a dramatic fashion, left a path in its wake. You could tell in the morning that the rooftops were covered, and the blades of grass were crunchy. And by Sunday afternoon, my tomatoes had wilted to a very dead state. They were unhappy about the lack of warmth for them to continue their quest to keep on producing. My cucumbers and peppers were fairly unhappy as well, doomed to be dead soon! Fun factoid, did you know that peppers are actually a perennial crop in some areas of the world?
But… my arugula, brussell sprouts, and other winter veggies took the temperature in stride, rollin’ with the punches. But now I know that I must bundle up to go out in the evening, with a flashlight of course. I am thinking about starting a greenhouse tomato inside this winter and maybe getting some great tomatoes in the dead of winter. Do you have any winter plans?
Well, its sad, but the garden is going into a slumber for a while. But come spring, watch out!