You start seeing ghostly things like this cropping up in gardens around here at this time of year.
It didn't get any colder than the low we experienced a few nights ago, but it stayed at that low longer.
Long enough to freeze standing water.
And put a film of frost on a lot of surfaces.
Some of the plants look quite pretty in their frosty coats.
I'm not sure how the lettuce will bear the cold.
And the peas will definitely suffer.
I tried to protect the crowns of the plants,
but the tops are likely done for.
I also tried to protect the base of the passion vine.
The tops didn't look too bad.
I'm not sure about the fruit though.
The Aji Pineapple is under wraps.
The baby chard looks ok inside its water bottle cloche.
The pepper bed is a sorry sight.
And you won't be seeing this forgotten basket of peppers
on the Harvest Monday post.
At least I remembered to turn off the water
and remove the wand from the hose.
The basil is nothing but a memory now.
The squash plants atop the compost are cold,
but it's wam inside!
The ghosts seen in the light of day.
It's time to go back out and see how it looks now that the sun is out and things have thawed out.