Friday, April 26, 2024

Freeze, Frost, Death in the greenhouse, and Meet the Tillers!

 It's been a busy week:  

Wednesday night it came a freeze, not a frost mind you, a freeze.  I think they said it got down to 24 degrees.  You can see in the background of the garden where we desperately tried to  cover the fruit trees with old sheets.  We are short people so this is the best we could do.

Some trees really are too young yet to worry about but the apple and the peach were looking good before this.  Time will tell if are efforts worked.  

This is Friday -we left the sheets on last night for a frost.  I'll take them off later this morning.

The freeze got one of my tomato plants in the greenhouse.  I believe it's because it sits right under the vent. No other plants in the greenhouse were harmed.

That makes two deaths -I also had a cabbage plant also wither and die for some reason. There is life and death in the garden and greenhouse just as in our lives.

The plants in the greenstalk are growing fast.   I picked just enough lettuce to go on our hamburgers a few days ago.  

Meet the tillers.  I let them out to roam the yard and they go out all over the yard but they always end up in the garden, tilling for worms.  This will have to stop once the garden is in.

I made some Keto peanut butter cookies that disappeared fast.  Since this, I've also made some Keto chocolate chip cookies.  

How is it been going at your house?

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Cheryl Kimbley said...

Tis the season! You never know what the weather may do. Frost and freeze peek their ugly heads out now and then.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Hopefully no more..but it's early Cheryl!

Lana said...

We had our last cold snap for the Spring season and we know because the blackberries were blooming. I hope the fruit trees will be okay. Your tillers are very industrious! Have a good weekend.

Belinda said...

Oh no! I'm sorry you lost two plants. Very soon though this cold will be done for the season, although I know you all in Michigan are about two weeks behind us here in Tennessee. I love your chickens, they are just the best to have around.

Kathy said...

Oh I hope your fruit trees will be ok. Sorry about your cabbage and tomato plant, but I'm glad the other plants are ok. That green stalk lettuce looks great. Your tillers are the best. Hoping it will be a good gardening season.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Oh I never knew that about blackberries blooming..very interesting Lana. I bet it's a helpful sign for sure. Have a great weekend.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

I've noticed Belinda when I watch Tennessee you tube videos that we are not far behind. It used to be different for sure. Have a great weekend.

Vickie @Vickie's Kitchen and Garden said...

Gardening season is so exciting Kathy! I imagine though when I have to do some weeding I'll calm down ha ha. Have a good weekend!