Well, we didn’t get any rain – not a lick, drop or spit of rain. Though it was certianly threatening for a time, the heavens just didn’t seem to open up over the urban homestead.
It’s going to get warmer over the next few days, but then there’s a chance of showers over the weekend. Let’s hope we get some rain and soon.
Yesterday the raised beds got covered – no more pretty pictures and seeing what I like to describe as a green carpet. While Justin rounded up the clothespins, Farmer D put up the hoops and together they put on the light fabric material to protect the crops from any upcoming frost. Not to mention our neighbor’s pecan tree which drops loads of leaves onto our raised beds. Wouldn’t bother us much, but since we are in business of selling young salad greens it’s a pain to cut the greens with a bunch of dried pecan leaves littering the beds.
The tomatoes are, surpisgingly, still growing and full of green and ripening tomatoes. Yep, still eating fresh maters! There’s even limas and beans still growing. Funny how some years certain vegetables linger on through the cooler months while othes putter out.
Checking my inbox here…. maybe it was good that we covered the beds because…. there’s a
Cold Front Coming
We just got an email from a local gardener informing us that forecasters are predicting a “Rare 50 year Arctic Blast Sets Sights On Southern California” next week. Brrr, sends shivers up my spine just thinking about it.
With that news, I guess it’s official – winter is here.
You can sense a change in the weather, the night air is colder. A sharp cold that you can feel in your bones
As to our crops and garden well, all we can do is prepare for the worst, hope for best.
So by next week we may be paid a visit by Jack, Jack Frost that is, and I may no longer gaze out at our beautiful green, lush tomatoes.