So a freeze took our tomato and squash plants last week, the first one on September 6 and another hit on the 9th. This is a little less than half of the tomatoes that Lorna and I divided up. They will faithfully continue ripening until we've eaten all of them. The squash, that I'm not so sure about, we'll see if that ripens.
- The frozen tomato and squash stems are pulled and in the compost pile.
- The greens (kale and swiss chard) haven't slowed down yet,
- The carrots, turnips, and beets are doing great!
- We got 4 red potatoes from something left over from last year as we didn't plant potatoes.
- All onions, shallots and garlic are pulled - and were a great success!
- Broccoli struggled this year - probably because we thought we were the broccoli queens last year, we needed to be taken down a notch.
- And we have one nice head of Cauliflower - that was a plant we had no idea what it was until about 2 weeks ago!
- I have to say it was a bonus year for tomatoes, and just when I'd determined it wasn't worth the effort. I think the key is going with a smaller version that doesn't have to grow for so long - but that will probably change next year.
- Cabbage is doing well and is yummy I must say.
- Parsley is the herb of the year.
- What struggled: Peas, green beans, and squash - well we planted them - - that's about all we can say ...,