Last night I was contently knitting away on my fingerless gloves Fetching. I knitted until about 11:00 pm. We didn't watch any t.v. or have the radio on. We were listening to an old cassette tape. O.K. now I'm showing my age! Anyway I didn't hear the weather report. I had now idea that it would get so cold last night!
Say it isn't so! The frost hit my beautiful garden last night. I awoke to frost on the lawn and on my windshield. I was praying that my garden was spared. My pumpkin vines are dead. So is the watermelon and zucchini. The morning glories are finished too. This has been my best gardening year ever. I don't want it to end.
On Wednesday I spent the entire afternoon deadheading flowers and doing a bit of weeding. I took this shot of the garden on Wednesday.
I did some tilling. My DH surprised me with this little tiller last month. I use it every chance I get. I love turning up the soil and making it all pretty. I get so lost out in the garden. It's a good lost.
I harvested some of my beets. Yum! Yes, I'm one of those strange people that loves beets.
I picked some yellow peppers. This is the very first year that my peppers turned yellow before the frost hit.
I picked some red ones too. I stir fried the peppers and some zucchini and garlic that night for my side dish. I also added a nice handful of lemon basil. My basil plants were huge.
The basil got hit by the frost too. I cut off half of the plant to try and save it. Can you see the dark basil leaves in the front of the picture. Ugh! I thought I have at least another week of harvesting. I didn't make my pesto yet! I am praying that my basil will continue to grow.
Tonight my garden sleeps under warm blankets.
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