As ready as we can get…

Undercover Heirloom bean plants

… for the threatening freezes. Last weekend, we covered the tomatoes, beans, basil and some of the peppers & eggplant in anticipation of frosty weather. So far, we’ve been lucky. Cloud cover has moderated the temperatures, so if there has been any patchy frost, it’s been fleeting. We still have this coming weekend to worry about, making this the longest ever spell of continuous cold weather that I can recall (and I grew up here-since I was 8). We’ll know the final outcome next week. But, usually, we’re not in the clear until the end of February- so, we’ll keep our fingers crossed!

3 Responses to “As ready as we can get…”

  1. 1 BillJ 7 January 10 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I’m sure I’m not the only one who was concerned about how you were dealing with the weather. What’s the word from the other CSA farms on how their crops are doing?

    • 2 Farmer Margie 8 January 10 at 7:55 am

      The farms further north (Worden Farm and C&B/Little Cypress) have covered what they can. They’ve had some hard frost already, but it’s not over yet, and often the damage doesn’t appear right away. They’ve probably lost really tender stuff like basil and squashes and tomatoes, but they really won’t know until at least next weekm so they’re not talking yet. The weather service is predicting hard frost down here, possibly the worst yet, on Sunday and Monday morning. Let’s hope it’s not as bad as they’re forecasting. Frostbite or not, we’ll be at the market on Sunday!

  2. 3 La Diva Cucina 12 January 10 at 9:48 am

    Good luck Margie, we’ve been thinking of you. I’ve seen people post on FB to buy Redland fruits and veggies as call out to support our farmers. I hope this is the end of the cold snap.

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