Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Packing It In...

Today at school all I could think about was my garden. Somehow the tid-bit of information that the temperature had gone below freezing last night entered my weary head and I couldn't get it out. All I could see was visions of my garden from two years ago, frozen.

It's a terrible feeling when all that you've worked for freezes and goes to waste because of one mistake.

When I got home I opened the door to the porch and, YAY! Everything looked just fine. Upon further inspection it seems the pineapple sage is completely dead, but if that's it I'm a happy Headbanging Hostess.

I harvested two full quart size bags of peter peppers. That's enough heat to keep everyone's mouth in shock for at least two years. I don't know if it'll keep that long in the freezer. Maybe I'll try to make some hot sauce.

I also have 4 trays of mint in the dehydrator, two spearmint and two of the fruit mints mixed together. I didn't have enough of the apple mint, orange mint or pineapple mint to make it's own container. The herbs really shrink up. The 8 trays of basil dried up into two pint containers.

Later in the week I'll clean up some more. I can leave the carrots, they'll survive a frost, but I'll have to pick the green tomatoes or put a bunch of blankets on them come Saturday night. It's going below freezing. And this time I know about it.

Bang on, my peeps!



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