BEING PREPARED

All good things, like warm October days, come to an end. It’s the natural order of things. I’m ok with it. I’m prepared. I haven’t hunker down yet. It’s too early. But the most of the garden is prepped for the winter months. The garlic has been planted and mulched. I dug out the rosemary from the herb spiral this afternoon. It’s potted and in the greenhouse along with 4 peppers and a few other plants I want to winter over. They will go inside the house when we close the greenhouse at end of November.There are still 2 Roma Tomatoes inside their Kosy Koats outside as well as 2 pepper plants. They have quite a few fruit on them. They are well covered with extra row covers and table cloths from the Dollar Store. The forecast is for -4C tonight and -3C tomorrow night. I shall see if they can survive those temperatures. It’s worth the sacrifice to find out.

Meanwhile, the greenhouse is still doing very well. It is toasty warm while the high today was only 11℃. I feel so happy stepping into it, seeing all the tomatoes and peppers hanging down. It is our second year and I’ve learned alot being so excited, not being afraid to experiment and try everything. I’ve trimmed off alot of the tomato and cucumber foliage to let in more sun and prevent mildew. I’ve brought in the water buckets as temperatures are dropping below 0 the next 2 days. They will freeze outside whereas in, they will help to moderate the temperature in the greenhouse.

4 thoughts on “BEING PREPARED

  1. I joke that I have a black thumb (I think about plants and they die!)
    But your post has inspired me to maybe think about thinking about working with egetables next spring. 🙂

  2. Well, it’s definitely the time of year to start hunkering down for winter! I’m so glad you’ve been able to get most of your garden prepped – that’s always a lot of work. I’m excited to see how your Roma Tomatoes and peppers do over the next few days/nights. Fingers crossed they make it! 🙂 In the meantime, I’m happy to hear that your greenhouse is still doing well – that’s definitely a bonus this time of year. 🙂 Stay warm!

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