While frosts are nothing knew here (I only go about 12-16 days without one), the real heavies have arrived. The 30F and below ones that last for longer than just 30-45 minutes before sunrise. Many crops like lettuce, kale, radishes, etc don't mind and the ones that do are kept covered every night and only uncovered once the sun rising over the eastern ridge has banished the frost for another day. The tomatoes are all tucked in their greenhouse and won't feel the frosts fingers for awhile, but the field protection only goes so far, mainly in lot letting the dew freeze on the plant but the cold will still get in. Each morning becomes a tally of how far the frost has creeped in under their covers. But there are new eggplants this week from the Dragon Dome and its fiery breath has kept the heirloom tomatoes growing and the cherry tomatoes ripening!
There are also lots of flowers still blooming and available to brighten your home and hearth!
What's available this weekend?
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.