Saturday, October 13, 2012

First Frost: October 13, 2012

Frost covered oregano

I heeded the freeze warnings yesterday and harvested a few of the remaining peppers and tomatoes that looked like they may ripen. I also cut some basil sprigs and brought them inside. They will last for a little while in a glass of water. The rest of the garden is mostly cleaned up.

We lit the wood stove for the first time this season and remained nice and cozy inside during the night while the frost covered all surfaces outside.

Frosty Pepper Plants

Frost covered green tomato


  1. We had the cold but no pretty frost photos for me this morning. No actual frost. Just several degrees below freezing.

  2. We had our first frost last night too. Lovely photo of the oregano. I was so busy today doing the last of the canning and trying to get ready for vacation, that I didn't even go outside and look at the damage!

  3. Frost in October! Wow. Living in Melbourne, Australia that would equate to frost in April. No frost here until early June (equates to December in the northern hemisphere). Last frost is generally late August. A very different climate.

  4. I am shocked too that everyone is having frost so early. I agree with Robin, great photo of the oregano.