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.

Monday, October 10, 2016

frost predicted

Right on schedule - Oct 10 - a frost is predicted tonight. I thought it would be late this year, but no, right on time.

In the dusk, my husband and I picked all my green tomatoes and peppers, plus a few squash, watermelons, zucchinis, and one eggplant. We covered the beans and lettuce with row covers. It doesn't seem cold enough for a frost to me, but it's predicted so we'll see.

My counters are covered with baskets! Peppers are in a trug on the floor. We'll roast and freeze them this weekend. Not sure yet what I'll do with the green tomatoes. In the past I've just saved them and all ripen up eventually. They give me a "fresh?" garden tomato salad for Thanksgiving usually.

baskets of green tomatoes IMG_8609

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