THE MORNING AFTER

Good news. My tomatoes and peppers survived the minus temperatures overnight. It went down to -5℃ and was -4℃ at 7 am when I got out of bed. The temperature didn’t get above freezing till 10. I waited till noon before uncovering. I was pleased to find the tomatoes and peppers alive and well. They were inside kosy coats with additional covers over the top. I had some eggplants in kosy coats but did not bother throwing extra covers over them as they had no fruit. Or so I thought. Much to my surprise, when I reach inside to check them, I found one white egg in one. The top leaves were a little wilted but the rest was ok. Moral of the story is keep trying even though it looks less likely. I got thoroughly surprised. There were no fruit on any of the eggplants when I put their kosy coats on a few weeks ago.

It is still fairly green elsewhere in the garden. Some things did better than others. I am surprised that the basil in front of the garage survived while the ones in the herb spiral and raised bed did not. The celery and kale are still going strong as well as the petunias on the deck. The sweetpeas are still sweet. Their companion vine, the slipper gourds bit the dust. The marigolds are still colourful amid strawberries. And the New England Aster is more vibrant after the frost. The bees are not so happy with the cold. There’s less buzzing. I hope the grapes are sweeter now. I will pick them soon.

6 thoughts on “THE MORNING AFTER

  1. Great job! Your tomatoes and peppers survived the cold overnight! 🙂 It’s always great to see that you are able to garden in cold climates – that is much more that I can do even in WARM weather. Let us know how your eggplant does! 🙂

  2. Love that white eggplant, and like Paul says, totally admire you and others like you who produce produce in climes like these.. and here I am in Cali, trying to find out where my green thumbs are 🙂

    1. In California you could grow lots of eggplants and bitter melons! I think your thumbs are too busy elsewhere. I am sure they could turn green if you have the time.

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