This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

garden is frozen

frozen lettuce

Well, my garden plot is through for the year. Everything frozen solid. All the vegetables are gone. We've had a week of weather with highs in the 20's, lows who knows where out in the open field. Down under the mulch, there is a bit still alive, but unless there's a serious warming trend, that won't last long. This past week has been unusually cold for us.

I just told my sister I had all sorts of vegetables to bring for Thanksgiving. Well, I have none from the garden now. :( I do have a some storage veggies in the house. We won't go hungry.

My sister lives in Tempe Arizona and I am looking forward to a quick visit to the desert southwest. It will be exciting to have a change from the drab NE scenery and nice to see family.

3 Comments:

Blogger Susie said...

You went a long way past the season! Great job:-)

November 23, 2008 11:14 PM

 
Blogger Jessica said...

We froze too, in Southern Maryland. It has been such a cold Autumn. I do have some lettuce under a cover, but I don't know how much longer it will last.

It is sad to see this year officially end but at the same time, I am looking forward to starting over next spring.

You had a great year!!

November 24, 2008 10:00 PM

 
Blogger Kateri said...

A hard freeze came early this year, didn't it? Here in MI I can usually count on a variety of greens from the garden until early December. Now there is nothing left but some kale and spinach (which I have to get harvested before it is no good!)

November 29, 2008 7:06 AM

 

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