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More frost coming, så I think it’s time to pick all the rest of the pumpkins that are ripe or almost ripe.

These are from the compost area. Bigger and more variety.

And these are more of the hybrid Hokkori. Smaller snd tastier.

Still there are a lot more to pick. It’s good we have more storage space in the basement.

It’s warm again, but a few days ago it got cold and we had 2 frosty nights. I covered a few things and saved them for Indian summer. The pumpkin plants didn’t make it. No big deal, they were big and ripe anyway.

It’s going to be an early start at winter digging this year.

The last crop circle got turned over yesterday.

It’s been a warm, rainy, mucky fall but I got it done. Now I can rest and prepare for spring and take care of winter business like koji and miso.

We’ve had a few frosty nights, with the temperatures hovering around 0 C. We’ve covered a lot, and much has servived but with some damage.

We are expecting a heavier frost tonight, so the coverings will have to be reinforced.

I’ve taken the garden fleece from the cabbages (which don’t need it now) and moved them to cover the squash, cucumbers etc.

It’s supposed to get warmer again tomorrow, so we might get a couple more weeks of growth and ripening.

The cold weather makes the landscape frosty, and the ground is frozen hard making it imposible to finish the digging, but I’m almost done and have harvested almost everything. I’ll have to wait till the warmer weather returns next week.

Because of the frost I picked all the rest of the cucumbers, even the small ones, and set them for pickling.

Not enough cucumbers and too big of a jar for the last ones, so I filled in with a jolly mix. I added, peppers, onions, apples and beens. I can’t wait to taste it, but alas, I must wait 4 weeks for the fermentaion to happen.

Ladt night the temperature went down under the freezing point. The frost sensitive plants may not have died and the fruits were not damaged, but it looks like there will be more frost in the days and nights to come, so it’s definitly time to harvest the rest of the pumpkins, cucumbers, sweet corn, tomatoes and squash.

Almost all the pumpkins are in, as well as the the other sensitive crops, so let the cold come.

For the last several days it’s been below freezing, and it looks like it’s going the stay cold for the rest of winter.

I’m not quite done with the garden digging, but I’ll have to call it quits now. I lost ten days travelling to Japan and have almost gotten caught up, so I’m satisfied.

I even got all the raking done, leaf coverings on all the dug up areas, hedge trees planted and another bed of garlic in before the ground got frozen hard. This year it’s later than usual but more done.

Now all I need is a bunch of snow for skiing.

We had a tinge of frost last week, but very little damage. Corn plants got it worst. 


Last night was worse with major damage. 


A little bit of covering helps, but predictions say more to come, so it’s time to take in everything that is sensitive. 

Freezing nights in spring are not abnormal, but the last few years we have gotten used to warmer weather. This year it’s back to normal with freezing nights in the beginning of June. We got a cold one last night, and I covered the newly planted cucurbits in the pumpkin patch and beds of sensitives in the other crop circles.  It didn’t quite freeze, but I’m not taking any chances. 


I’m leaving it on, because it’s supposed to get cold again tonight.