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No! I don’t want it to freeze yet!

By Penny Stine

I've been watching the weather online. Earlier in the week it said a low of 39 tonight. No problem. Then it got downwardly adjusted to 37. Still no sweat. This morning, the low was predicted to be 34 and right now, there's a freeze warning in effect with night time temps of 32 predicted. 

No! Just when everything is looking so pretty. 



I'm not ready to say goodbye to my garden yet. I'm not ready to quit going for garden strolls when I come home at night. 




I've got bunches of tomatoes that aren't ready to be picked, too.

I know that all good things seem to come to an end, but with the forecast predicted to go back into the 70s during the day next week with lows in the 40s, I'm sure my tomatoes, melons and peppers will get ripe with a little more time. 





On the other hand, some of the stuff I'm growing this year is supposed to taste better after the first frost, so I haven't pulled many carrots or beets. And I haven't pulled any of the leeks (see them all in a row in the middle of the photo?) or the celery root (pictured in the photo below), so I guess I have something to look forward to. 




I don't normally fight the inevitable, but given the forecast for better days ahead, I think I'll try and drag some sheets or plastic to drape over the plants that have the most tomatoes. Just in case. 


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