The forecast was threatening a hard frost over the weekend, so we hustled up to the garden to pick the rest of the tomatoes, squashes, pie pumpkins and anything else that can’t handle temps below 25 degrees. The frost never ended up hitting, but it was good to get this massive task out of the way anyway.
It took several wheel-barrel trips to wipe the garden clean. I hadn’t realized how much was left up there until we had to harvest it all in one fell swoop! The plucked veggies are curing in the greenhouse and will soon find their winter resting place in the root cellar where they’ll wait to be fetched, one by one over many months, for soups and stews and pizzas and the like.
See you next spring, garden. Thanks for all the delicious food! Have a good sleep.