Any way we have had cool temps here this week. Everything is either under plastic tents or row covers. Still harvesting lettuce, and eating tomatoes as they ripen indoors or under row cover.
Ordered and received some heirloom seeds from Baker Creek - have to support Missouri companies when I can. LOL.
Hope every one is doing well. Have a great weekend. God Bless.
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North Idaho - been freezing for several nights now.
Got the tomatoes, beets, fennel, etc. in.
Canned tomatoes and beets.
Our first rain in about 50 days is due in tonight.
Can snow be far behind?
I have three heirloom tomato plants in pots on the deck here in Michigan. I covered them with sheets one night when there was a frost warning. They all have a bunch flowers on them and are just beginning to make fruit. My 6-year-old son planted them from seed, so I really would like to protect them long enough to make fruit. Do you think it will work to start bringing them in at night when it starts freezing? Should I already be bringing them in at night? Do you think they will get enough sun to make fruit? I have brought in green tomatoes before, but I have never tried to make a flowering tomato keep making fruit past the frost. If anyone has any experience with this, I would appreciate some advice.
All the other fruits on the same plant and surrounding squash plants looked like on of these:
Over the weekend I saw a very similar fruit to the small green one above, growing in someone else's garden, also on a squash plant where other fruits were yellow. I originally thought that this might be a squash-cucumber cross, but the other gardener did not seem to have any cucumber plants nearby.
Since it was so easy to find another example, I'm thinking that this might be a well known squash phenomenon.
I have a tiny little baby fig tree and it’s supposed to go down to the 30s this evening. Should I cover it? The information I was given was that it could survive much lower temperatures...but it’s so young.
What should be the punishment for husbands who continue to mow through the garden? He’s done it for years. Cement curbs don’t slow him down. I walked out to water the side garden and saw he’d done AGAIN. Picked the mower up over the cement curb and mowed down the beets and sunflowers. His excuse was it looked like weeds. If it’s not a 40 foot tree, it’s a weed to him. He once mowed through lilac bushes I’d just planted.
Oh, and there’s been an invasion of some sort of hairy caterpillars. They’re everywhere.
I've went to the local Ag Extension office for bags to send in soil samples, but the samples won't cover pesticides, petroleum, or other pathogens.
Some Sage advice if you have the Thyme for me Rosemary... The propaganda that you will have all the time in the world to garden when you retire is a Crock of pure unadulterated fresh Bull Manure. More news at 11...