No, the frost didn’t pass us by — 13 Comments

  1. Thank you, Jackie and Will for the tomato seeds. Doug and I are thrilled. We’ve canned and gardened busily all summer and are finishing up here, too. We haven’t had frost, but the cool nights are causing some things to peter out. We love reading your blog, and learn so much from you. Thank you for taking the time to keep up with a blog and your seed customers on top of all the hard work you all do.

  2. I totally understand. I’m not sighing yet as there is still so much harvesting to do, then the garden clean up to follow. But I’m really, really grateful for our fantastic garden this year!

    • Well, we were sure sad, but not heartbroken. The blessing was that although the plants died, the tomatoes, squash, melons, etc. are still okay for the most part.

  3. Hey Jackie, it’s finally cooled down to the high 90’s here in my part of AZ. I harvested a two pound bill bean tomato this morning. Plan on having BLT’s later today. It was the only tomato the plant produced but was by far the largest I’ve ever grown. It was still greenish on top but was splitting at the bottom so I had to pick it to keep the bugs out. I hope it tastes as good as it looks.

    We might get frost sometime around the middle of November–maybe.


    • I hope your Bill Bean was as good as ours always are! Sorry your plant only had ONE tomato, though. Ours are always loaded with big guys. In the heat a lot of tomatoes shed their blooms instead of making tomatoes. I hate you; frost maybe in the middle of November??? Lol.

  4. Hi, I had very bad knees as well, but they didn’t want to do surgery till I was 60. This was about four years ago. I tried all kinds of therapy and supplements, but I only got worse. Felt like an old granny. Had to give up my housecleaning jobs, gardening, biking etc. Then I went to a sport rehabilitation centre. They took X-rays, came up with a plan which involved shockwave therapy ( this crushes the calcium deposits. After one session I could vent my knees a bit slready. I did about 15 sessions and in the meantime in the morning I take first a glass with warm water, juice from a lime or lemon, 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt and a few shakes of cayenne pepper. Then once a day I take organic fresh or dried sliced turmeric with a few shakes of black pepper and. Healthy fed, like an egg. And in the morning I put about a top frezh or dried organic ginger slices in my tea bottle and add only boiling water. I fill it up with water several times a day. And now my k red are not inflamed anymore, I csn garden snd housevlean sgsin snd I notice more improvement. Oh and I wear compression knee highs most of the time. I first tried several different kind of organic turmeric capsules and yes but nothing worked for me. I hope this can help you.

    • Boy, I’m happy for you! I don’t have calcium deposits in my knee joints so what worked for you won’t do it for me. But I sure am not giving up! A friend has had excellent luck with an organic mixture in capsule form that has help not only her knee swelling and pain but also diverticulitis, which I suffer from…although much less than before as I’ve learned my triggers for attacks. So I’m set to try her supplements and praying for a miracle.

  5. Oh no! So very sorry. So is every thing left unlocked a total loss or will you be able to save anything. Every year I am amazed that Y’all have such cold this time of year as we sit and shelter in our September heat.

    • Good news! Although the plants were mostly killed, the fruits are mostly fine so we are continuing harvesting, full bore. Now we’re enjoying Indian Summer and busting our butts!

  6. Your pumpkin crop looks great! How do you keep squash bug population down in a big patch like that?

  7. I find this time of the year to be bittersweet – I hate to lose anything to frost, but I also have a sigh of relief knowing the end is in sight. No frost here yet, but I lost a lot of my vines to squash bugs this year. Will focus on a good cleanup this fall and break out the BT early next year. I finally got the Cabbage Moths under control this year – it was like the Squash Bugs were mocking me because I was so happy with my beautiful broccoli.

  8. I’m not able to have a garden anymore, but I really really love hearing about yours and the other adventures in your life. God bless and keep you.