FROST Here :-( , anyone else ?
Big frost here last night , 31°
Zucs plants done, look black
Most of the beans are done
over 1/2 the tomato plants burnt bad too.
Fall arrived early
Zucs,Potato , Beans look like they scraped by.They are saying that tonight will be a little cooler.
We are in a cold spot in Anchorage but we bottomed out at 40 this morning. Got down to 38 the other morning and they are predicting low 30's for the next two mornings. Sure would hate to have frost sensitive plants outside killed off this early.
34* and frost at 7am off kgb
Tonight I pulled all the zucs, Several pounds of green & semi ripe tomatoes & several bean plant with lots of beans.
wheel barrow to the garage to pick thru & get a few more fresh garden meals
Some of the toms had frost bite & were soft so they get composted.
Cuc plants tender too, compost for them too.
Pic of the zucs this morning, they look worse this evening
Thermometer said 33 here this AM. (only down to 40 in the GH) Stupice Tomato up next to the house looks OK, as do the summer squash. Winds 2 days ago trashed my Yellow Wax beans, but they were almost done anyway. After another cup of coffee and one more cinnamon roll, I'll go assess the damage to the Green Beans. Looks like a lot of fried Green Tomatoes will be on the menu for awhile here.
Originally Posted by mudbuddy
Down to 42° here last night.
That one night of frost sure ended much of the garden.
Be filling the garden compost bin soon.
Looks like ours escaped the end for the time being. Mid-30's yesterday and today but no frost. The jalapeno that's outside ain't liking it though.
31° again last night.
Was riding bike yesterday evening & saw it snowing up the Mat valley.
I see a white dusting on Twin peaks.
Had 29° last night
I believe the garden is done, all but the cabbage
Early cold temps puts your fall schedule a little ahead. Does not take a lot of work to wait out the cabbage to finish.
Celery still looking ok too.
Beets in jars this AM.
Just finished the last of our beets today too. Last year our beets bolted and we didn't get to put up any. This yrs crop will be nice this winter. I'm always amazed at the romaine lettuce. For as fragile as the leaves are they seem to be somewhat frost resistant.
Originally Posted by mudbuddy
decent year this year...had some more pepper issues in the hoops....seems the first round is plagued, the rest come out great. Everything in pots did good, Hungarians and bananas along with bells. The bells were smaller than what was in the hoops, they were also in smaller pots, lesson learned here.
Cucs didn't do so well, tried in a raised bed like last year, this time no plastic, took a LONG time to get rolling, ended up with enough to give a few jars of BB's out.
Taters did ok, dug tonight. Chiefs and germans do well for me anyways and both are dang good eating! I'm not a fan of yukons.
Maters are in pots, so they're still going, though I'm contemplating calling it on the early girls. Had issues with major leaf curling on them. 2 years running and nothing but problems with EG's.
The sweet baby girls did extremely well...if you don't grow these, you should! By far the best cherry tomato going! Makes sweet 100s taste like sawdust!
Still have broccoli in pots and carrots in the garden going.
Grew a lot in pots this year, all tomatoes, half the broccoli, half the peppers, 2 ground cherry plants that did extremely good!
The pots make it convenient to move into the garage in cold weather.