Monday, September 8, 2014

Garden Ghosts

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What an odd sight!  Is the garden dressed up for Halloween?  Ghosties playing amongst the dill?

A cute thought but unfortunately that's not what is going on.  There's a FROST WARNING for this evening.

Yes, frost....  Really.

I know it's only September 8.  I'm not terribly impressed either but there's not much we can do.  Unless you want to start petitioning Mother Nature.

I only just started picking tomatoes a couple days ago.  The harvest hasn't even really begun.  So I did what any good gardener would do.  I ripped the sheets off my bed and dragged them into the garden to cover up as many tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers as I could.

It's about time I bought some new bed sheets anyway.

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  1. Your poor garden. Crazy weather. Here it is getting into the 40's later this week. I hope the ghosties don't have to come here so soon. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Looks like it was an anomaly. back to more seasonable weather this week. This was just far too soon for my liking.

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  2. a frost warning already!? That makes me so excited for autumn!! :-)

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    1. oh keith! that is just plain WRONG. autumn can wait :)

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  3. Oh my! I'm not ready for frost yet! Hope your veggies all survived the cold.

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    1. thanks Rose. Luckily everything escaped unscathed. I've been picking tomatoes all week thankfully.

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  4. Yes, had to cover some of my plants as well. If we can get through this full moon, we should be okay again for a little while. But the inevitable is just around the corner ;-)

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    1. isn't that funny, I looked at that moon and wondered if it could have something to do with it. you're right though, it's coming whether I like it or not.

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  5. Oh my, that's about a month early isn't it? Sheesh! Hope you can get your harvest in Marguerite and that this frost is only for 1 night!

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    1. it sure is Jane, mother nature can't seem to wait this year.

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  6. SAVE THE TOMATOES! HAHA It is way early! I am holding my breath here in Newfoundland.
    Wishing you a cozy evening and stay warm,
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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    1. haha, that should be my mantra - SAVE THE TOMATOES!

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  7. Ouch, so early! It's going to be 90 here this week (and was in the 90s last week too) and it's hard to believe we're due our first frost in 6 to 7 weeks. I hope your garden made it through the cold OK!

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    1. Our first frost should normally be in October so this is way early this year. not a good sign for the upcoming winter.

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  8. Yikes! That is hard to swallow, I will hope for warm days ahead for you.
    We are receiving so much rain our entire state of Wisconsin is under a Flood Watch!
    The garden is mud! We did dig up our potatoes on Monday in between showers.

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    1. oh dear, good luck with those potatoes Carla. Wet and potatoes is just never a good combination.

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  9. OMG! Marguerite girl ... it is going to be one of those winters I am thinking. Hold tight girl .. you will get your harvest ! just hang in and fight mom nature to the last tomato and then RELAX !!!! haha
    Good luck !
    Joy
    I like that it is a little Halloweeny ? LOL

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    1. LOL, of course you saw the Halloween reference! all signs pointing to another bad winter ahead.

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  10. expecting a last pair of really chilly days next week ... then spring hurtles into summer.

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    1. ah yes, I always forget that you would be opposite our schedule. Welcome to summer Diana!

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  11. Frost already? Your poor garden. But very enterprising draping everything in sheets. I have been know to run out into the night in my nightie and throw tablecloths over precious things when taken unawares by frost. But never in September. Oh dear. I hope you get some more warm weather. It has turned lovely and warm here. But perhaps I shouldn' t say that. It sounds like gloating.

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    1. LOL, I can just picture you running around in a nightdress in the wee hours. Sadly I was considering doing just the same yesterday. I could hear the wind howling and wondering if it would be totally crazy to run outside at 5 am to check if my sheets were holding.

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  12. So weird. It snowed in a few places in the US. We're having normal weather here although the weather guessers are predicting a colder than normal winter. Hopefully, the plants will be none the worse after the frost is over. I hope all those sheets work.

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    1. The weather really is odd right now. Snow in Alberta last week too. Our temps have been up and down, 25 degrees today but it was 10 degree just a day ago and we had to turn on the furnace. A little concerned what this winter will bring.

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  13. Frost?! That is cruel, particularly given how long last winter clung on to your garden. enjoy your new sheets...

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    1. You're right Janet, it was just darn cruel. All those tomatoes hanging on the vines and the thought of losing them all.... lucky that night everything was saved.

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  14. Oh gosh ! Did the frost happen as predicted ? If so, I hope your bed sheets prevented any damage . In the uk there was a widespread frost in Scotland in AUGUST! Unbelievable!

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    1. Hi Jane, we got lucky that night, and lucky again a few nights later when frost was predicted again. But not so lucky now :( August is seriously early for frost, that would be a reason to move I think!

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  15. Frost?!! I'm going to stop complaining about our current cold snap right now! P. x

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    1. The days haven't been so bad here Pam but we've had some clear cold nights and that's all you need. Really a disappointment though to have it come so early.

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  16. Not nice to know that you are getting frost also....we had more then 2 or 3 nights of the cold stuff...brrrrr..

    Jen

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    1. seriously Jen?! my goodness that is early for up your way. I would have thought you'd be good for a few months yet.

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  17. Ugh! That reminds me of living in Norway, we often had first snowfall in late September, and even though it would not lay for long, it really was the start of a loooong winter. I feel for you! I so appreciate living in London where winter is short or even absent some years :-)

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    1. Helene, I've been warned they sometimes get snow as early as October here but I've yet to see it. Thankfully the earliest snows have come in November. I can't imagine how long a winter would seem it the white stuff came that early. You must really appreciate London.

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  18. The weather here has been an odd mix of hot and cold. Sunday it was 24 degrees and felt like summer. We have also had really cool days and nights. No frost warnings...yet.

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    1. we've got that mix too Jennifer. Were up to 24 on the weekend but then we've had to put the heat on a few days too when it got down to 12. Hard to know how to dress these days.

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  19. We usually start getting frosts in mid-October, but it varies quite a bit. Once the frost does hit I pretty much give up on all my tender plants.

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