The weekend of the 17th and 18th was the first frost and hard freeze of the season. We had about 300 pounds of veggies still in the garden and we thought we would do our best to try to save stuff. We built a structure out of cages and PVC and started building.
We draped with frost cloth and had our tent.
The frost and freeze came. The plants looked rough but the veggies still looked great. We kept it covered through last week; Friday we removed it as we were expecting rain and the cold temps had left (for now).
Last night, I went out and harvested all of this!
Green tomatoes that will turn into beautiful slicers in a week or so.
Bags of 3 kinds of lettuce, beets and radishes.
A five gallon bucket was 1/2 filled with tomatillos. Roasted salsa verde is coming!
Beautiful romas that will be canned today.
Our cold frames not only survived but the stuff is so huge that we will be adding height to them this week before we need to cover them again.
The best part was a delicious salad last night with the goodies topped with a vinaigrette and smoked mozzarella. Oh my goodness.
I am so glad we took the time to cover our stuff. The season has been an odd one and my summer garden still had work to do! We bought ourselves about 2 1/2 weeks more of harvest. We have now peaked 300 pounds of veggies picked and we have some still to go.
Are you still gardening or is your season totally at a close? Do you garden in cold frames or tunnels to extend your season?
Happy Unleashing today!