All this just in the knick of time. First frost predicted tonight, with a freeze warning for tomorrow night. What does this mean for us? Well, in addition to covering everything up, I harvested every single last pepper, as many flowers as I could muster, what is likely the last of the tomatoes. Many of you have been asking for green tomatoes. Well, this week and possibly next week are the times to get 'em. I have to say, they look lovely. So many shades of green!
Phase two is already in the works: Moving one of the caterpillar greenhouses to a new location, over some plants I hope to winter over. The plastic was removed, the hoops taken off their rebar pegs, the rebar was then pried from the ground. And then, I began again. Hammering rebar back in to the ground and moving the hoops on to them. I expect this weekend I will get the plastic on.
Although I am not participating in a winter market this year, this will let me get a firsthand look at how well I over winter certain crops, and how the caterpillar will hold up through snow and cold.
Be sure to snag some of those green tomatoes. Check out all these awesome Green Tomato Recipes! I would also recommend stocking up on peppers. They keep in the fridge for quite a few weeks, but are also one of the special vegetables that you can just wash, cut and freeze. See information about freezing peppers here and here.
Still no Kale this week. Boo. And the mustard is also now taking a break. However, if not able to bring all things delicious, at least I can offer all delicious things. You know what I mean...) I hope to see you there!