The other morning the indoor/outdoor mini/max thermometer recorded a low of 5.5 degrees celsius. Pretty cold. The thermometer is close to the house so it should be colder out in the garden, and some gardeners not far away reported frost, but I found no frost in the frost pockets and no dammage to any of the sensitive plants like the pumpkins. It’s been a cool wet summer, so we are expecting an early frost this year, now we’ve had a warning – get the tarps and fleece ready.

Last year the first killer frost came towards the end of october. Every year has it’s highs and lows. This year may get an early frost but the rain has given us a bumper crop already. We ate our first sweet corn last week.