Unbelievably I haven’t had a HARD freeze here until last night. In October I had 2 nights where it was barely freezing and those did do some damage (nothing too severe) in the garden but we haven’t had a really HARD freeze till now.
The temperatures will be from the mid 30’s to high 20’s the next few nights here in Santa Fe so I guess old man winter is right around the corner. No matter, I picked my tomatoes just before the the first light frosts in October (not knowing how cold it would get that night).
I can’t ever remember having this warm of a fall. It’s been great for harvesting as I could take my time instead of rushing to get everything out. We usually get a hard freeze by mid-October so it’s been a wonderful fall for all us gardeners! Now it’s time to put the garden beds to rest.
After sucessfully germinating a long gourd seed back in the spring, then having bugs eat up the vine, yet saving it, I finally have a vine that has produced 2 baby gourds about 4 inches long. I have them protected but am wondering about the success of digging up the vine when the freeze hits here . Any suggestions/?
Not sure where you are located. I don’t think you can dig up the vine. Start earlier next year as they will not endure many freezes.
It is really winter now and everything is frozen in the night in my garden. I can’t wait for the spring to come.
It’s not frozen yet but the ground should freeze up sometime this month.