Sunday, September 9, 2012
Preparing for Frost
The temperature here took a nose dive yesterday. 8°C right now, with a high of 15°C expected for the day. A low of 4°C is forecast for Monday. That's a scary temperature. The first night we had 4° forecast last year, it actually dropped to -2°C. So, let's just say, I have trust issues with the weatherman.
Today I will be picking tomatoes. Not all of them yet, but a good bucket for salsa, along with anything that looks like it might ripen in the window. I'll pull another batch of beets, for the greens, just in case, though I don't plan to can them today. And of course, I'll get any cukes, squash, and peppers that are ready. And I guess I'll harvest what I can of the Lady's Mantle. I'm not sure if that poor plant did well enough to return next year. The spring frost hit it hard, and it didn't do well in the summer heat either. It's about the same size now as when I transplanted it.
#2 closed the side of the greenhouse yesterday. If we're lucky and don't get a freeze, then the greenhouses should keep producing. Time will tell.