Frost this weekend

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Frost this weekend
Hi All, It's going to get cold this weekend down here in southern Maryland and I'm expecting frost in the outside garden. Oh well, time to concentrate on the basement garden...
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Beth - yup, I lost power for

Beth - yup, I lost power for 24 hours. Not too bad, though heating the house with steam from the gas stove-top made for a pretty damp house. Twenty-four hours is probably about the limit for feasibility on that. There's still a lot of CT without power, over a week after the storm. Which is becoming an ugly political discussion. Especially since we just went through this 2 months ago with hurricane Irene.

I was trying to keep the tomatoes and eggplant alive. But - though the plant survived frost, the little fruits did not. So, yeah, ripping out the last of them today. Eh, it was a good harvest while it lasted. And almost to the end of October, is pretty good.

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Hi Gisette, No snow, just
Hi Gisette, No snow, just a cold rain. Had our first frost and first freeze right after, so we're done outside growing this year (except for some lettuce!). Been clearing out the garden (I hate this time of the year)! Gonna go pick some lettuce for salad and take some pictures of the basement garden. Beth PS Did you lose power? The folk in East Hartford were downright testy last week...

 

 

 

 

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We got a lot more than frost.

We got a lot more than frost. Saw on the news last night, the previous record snowfall for the entire month of October stood at 1.7" in Hartford. They got over 20" of snow Saturday... The air is still too warm here by the shoreline, with the Sound still 60 degrees - the snow fell as soggy snowballs. But so much fell, it still managed to stack up 4" of slush. And none of the leaves had fallen yet. So the whole trees did.

We're getting a lot of practice this year at going without power. Crews throughout Canada and United States are driving in yet again. Bet they're wondering why Connecticut doesn't cut down the trees next to the power lines by now. Little do they know, we do. They just grow back. Trees like it here.

Did you get any snow in Maryland, Beth?

 

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Yeah, the low 30's are

Yeah, the low 30's are suddenly supposed to appear here Thursday night. Dunno if it's worth trying to keep the peppers / tomatoes / eggplant alive a few more chilly days. Probably not.

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