Friday, September 17, 2010

The Killing Frost Hit Last Night

       When September arrives , I know that it's only a matter of time before we get a killing frost. Last night was the night for a killing frost when we had a low of minus 6 C and below 0 for about 8 hours. So this morning no matter whether the plants were covered or not the were severely frost damaged .

      When frost is forecast here, I begin to worry and become tense as I do not like to see the end of a growing season. Once the evil deed is done, I can relax because frost is one thing I don't have to worry about anymore.

      So now I don't have to water plants everyday. No pleasure of walking by the plants each day to see their progress. The expectation of plant yield has come to an end. I will note the things I've learned this year so that next year changes can be made . Certain varieties will not be grown next year.

     Now I'm at peace and fall can take it's course. Many trees were shedding leaves by the bag full today. Fall cleanup can seriously begin.