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Friday Favorite: Frost

October 16th, 2015

Frost is a beautiful thing, perhaps not so much if you’re trying to eek a few more tomatoes and peppers out of the garden in fall, or if it kills all your spring seedlings. In the fall I like to wake up to a shimmering wonderland. Not only is it beautiful, but it signals the waning of the garden season and means that rest is ahead. Typically, the end of Sept is our first frost date. We managed to get a few extra weeks of decent growing this year.
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Yesterday we woke up to a little bit of patchy frost outside. This was our first frost, which is pretty amazing for our area. It won’t be long until things the mercury drops, we’re supposed to have temperatures in the mid 20’s this weekend. Luckily, everything left in the garden can take the cold and anything that can’t is ready to go anyways. I’m certainly ready to curl up by the wood burner with my book or my crochet hook.

What are your frost dates in your garden?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.