It’s officially Fall. No getting away from it.
Tonight they are saying “frost” in out lying areas Tuesday morning…which means I might just win the “First Frost” pool we have going for guessing when the first frost will fall in my Four Season Food production class. I guessed Oct. 15th or 16th (can’t remember which) and that was the earliest anyone said so “ding ding ding” I may just be the big winner…lol!
Some people do pools for baby due dates…farming geeks do pools for the “first frost day” .
Win or lose I knew one thing for sure.
It was time to hit the garden and harvest what won’t make a frost and even harvest the stuff that is “iffy”.
The kitchen garden had already gotten pretty pitiful…
Pulled the last of the tomatoes…
This Fall I planted red leaf mustard…granted I know nothing about cooking with mustard….
or whether it will last in a frost or not.
I opted to pick it and blanch it to freeze….until I figure out what I should do with it…lol!
But it sure is pretty
I figured the radishes, turnips and beets will probably be fine…
But my flowers and herbs…probably going to bite it.
I am for sure…the basil isn’t making it.
Cut it all to dry and freeze it.
The caraway…not sure if it will make it or not?
Picked some to dry anyway.
The Calendula…it was pretty much done anyway.
and the lettuce…I will probably put a blanket over since it is still young.
I should be pulling up the left side of the bed next weekend and planting Oats or another cover crop.