Friday, October 31, 2008

Lots of dead things....

Today's post is short and sweet. This week's light frost has killed almost all of my plants. Even drapping the cloth over the tomato plants didn't help them. All of the green summer leaves have withered and only sadness remains.

I'll post pictures of the sad garden this weekend.

The only thing that currently survives are the carrots. The leaves are still green, and I'll be harvesting those soon.

How did your garden do?

14 comments:

tina said...

Yup, it comes this time of year. I will be posting a picture of my little Compost kitty I found about the same time you found Luka next week. She has grown and still bad!

DP Nguyen said...

Hi Tina- I can't wait to see her. I bet she's such a cutie!

Dawn said...

Hi guys,
Your garden sounds like up here...the only thing representing a garden are all the corn stalks I see on everyone's fence posts and mailboxes!Happy Halloween

Dan said...

tis the season for death. It's time to take a break and await the seed catalogs that should be arriving jan-feb.

Susie said...

We had two light frosts. My lettuce looks fantastic! I still have some herbs that are good such as chives, oregano, and the basil is still okay.
Nothing else to brag about.

perennialgardener said...

We had a frost today too DP. It didn't kill anything, but then again my summer veggies are long gone. :(

Frances said...

Hi DP, that is very sad. I had planted some things in August, now I understand why people do that,it was my first attempt. Arugula, sugar snap peas, spinach and radishes all look great, despite the killing frosts we have had, no covering them either. Lesson learned. Try it next year.

Frances
http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

Gail said...

DP,

Fall is a bittersweet time in the garden. Will you plant a few frost hardy vegies?

Skeeter said...

Death in the garden is such a sad time... Tomato, peppers still going strong in our garden. But not for long as Jack Frost will soon arrive...

You should have posted a pic of Luka for Halloween...lol

Dave said...

I've pretty much cleaned up our garden area. Those frosts did our plants in too.

lola said...

Hi dp, Sorry you lost everything but it happens every yr. about this time. We had a light frost here but the only thing I see that has "bit the dust" is a certain Coleus. The other coleus are ok. I too still have tomatoes {better than in the Spring}, the long bells, & of course the banana peppers. I think they are the hardiest.

Cindy said...

Now is the start of the time to think about next year and all the great things that garden will hold :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

I hated to lose the tomatoes too. I have them for such a brief time.
Marnie

DP Nguyen said...

Hi Dawn- I am a bit bummed to see the end of my summer garden. But I had a great first year!

Hi Dan- I've just ordered some seeds from Seed Saver! Now I need to figure out how to store them!

Hi Susie- Lettuce and herbs do very well in the fall. Our herbs are still growing strong, it's only our summer plants that have gone away.

Hi raquel- I'm mourning my summer veggies too, but at least the frost didn't kill any of your other plants!

Hi Frances- Those do sound very good. I guess I can try to grow peas again for the fall. Argula sounds good too!

Hi Gail- I'm thinking of planting some fall/winter crops. We'll see!

Hi Skeeter- Poor tomatoes and peppers--the frost killed ours! I will post new photos of Luka soon. She's getting so big and still refuses to sit still for photos!

Hi Dave- Sorry about your garden too!

Hi lola- All your veggies seem to be doing so wonderful. I hope you can enjoy them for a few weeks more!

Hi Cindy-Planning has begun and seeds have been bought!

Hi Marnie- The tomatoes are the best, so it is so sad to lose them. They were so delicious!