A minor frost hit the garden on Thursday morning and a more severe one on Friday morning. The few remaining pumpkins and squash were harvested Thursday evening after work:
|Sugar Pie Pumpkin and Butternu|
Before the frost on Thursday night, there was still optimistic growth going on in the garden from the peppers. The plants were filled with blooms and peppers. I harvested all the fruit that were on the plants Thursday evening:
|Quadrato Rosso D'Asti|
It looks like another batch of salsa will be made this week.
More Concord Grapes were also harvested before the frost. One batch of wine was started on Friday. The rest of the grapes were frozen and will be used in a future experimental batch of wine.
Still in the garden are some leeks, green onions, broccoli, spinach, and some Swiss chard that has been nibbled on by deer. The potatoes also still need to be dug. A lot of garden cleanup will occur this week because I have taken a few days off from work to enjoy some fall weather. This weekend was rather warm, in the 80s both Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully, the temperatures will be normal the rest of the week.
Be sure to visit Daphne’s Dandelions to see what others are harvesting this week.