NO! Not my newly planted kohlrabi!!!
Man, these things are supposed to go through winter here.
But not this kind of crazy winter.
AND NO! NOT THE PAK CHOI WITH ALL THEIR BLOOMS!
And wait… what about the radishes???
Are the radishes okay?
They were so beautiful, and generally so cold-tolerant. This ain’t New York! This is Alabammmmmmmmmmy!
What in the heck of the world?
Out in the Grocery Row gardens, it looks like my two Peruvian apple cactus turned to mush, which is terrible. I’m hoping at least one of them will grow back from the roots.
On the up side, the citrus trees I put the barrels next to and covered with sheets seem to be okay.
This was truly a very, very hard freeze for this area. It happens. Now it’s time to direct my attention elsewhere other than gardening, at least for a month and a half or so.
Lower Alabama is a strange climate, as we swing from warm and balmy to below freezing regularly, often a couple times in the same week. So close to the tropics… yet so far.
Some times you can garden right through the winter, other times you can’t. So you plant and see.
This year, it just wasn’t warm enough.