First Fall Frost of 2023: November 2nd
The first frost came through last night, somewhere on the edge of All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
The compost pile pumpkin is signing off after a ridiculously productive summer and fall:
It was STILL making new pumpkins!
I think it would have continued for many more months if we’d been in a tropical climate.
And speaking of tropicals, the yam vines were hit as well:
They’ll live until a harder frost, and I hope they’ll put more growth into their roots before the very end, though I don’t know how much they really do when it’s cool and dry. I wish we could see the root development over time.
The brassicas are covered in frost, but should bounce back.
Though this will be the end of the Everglades Tomatoes.
Those tomatoes kept running right through the brutal heat and drought of summer and have been highly productive until last night – and that’s it. It’s really hard to beat Everglades Tomatoes. As a bonus, my daughter sells the seeds from our garden, and everyone loves them! They are basically a beloved weed in our Grocery Rows, and they’ll reseed in the spring.
It’s been a good year. We harvested the sugarcane from our yard over the last few days and probably got 150-200lbs. It wasn’t a great yield due to the drought, but the cane is certainly sweet.
The yield board is almost at 2,000lbs and I haven’t counted the sugarcane yet, or harvested yams. Thank you for your blessings, Lord!
Today we hope to finish a video on our greenhouse. Stay tuned.