We’re in the midst of a November heat wave – sunny and mid teen temperatures. Unheard of really. Unfortunately, it was preceded with our first hard frost, last weekend, which was a death knell for most annuals and vegetables. Luckily I had picked my cucumber (it was delicious) and all remaining tomatoes (green or otherwise) and there wasn’t much left to cry over when the damage was assessed. Things that survived seem to be enjoying our mini ‘heat wave,’ which should last well into next week. Time now for Six on Saturday – six things in the garden, a theme hosted by The Propagator.
I’ll end with a second victim, and the most personally heartbreaking. From seeds started on February second – almost exactly nine months ago – my one and only artichoke. I was hoping this bud would open before a hard frost because the flower is SO beautiful, but it was not to be. I should have protected it with a blanket or something, I guess…I have four other artichoke plants that have not produced a flower stalk, and that still look quite fine (the leaves, that is). Oh well. I’ll probably try again next year ! 🙂 If you have sunshine and warmth like us this weekend I hope you can get outside and enjoy. Stay safe everyone!