This is the end
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end - The Doors
We had a hard freeze last night.
28 degrees out there as I write this. It had to happen sometime I guess.
Goodbye to our 2013 garden.
Goodbye to my flowers. I loved you well. So much so that next year I plan to have much more variety.
Goodbye to the bugs. You, I won't miss. Nasty bits you are. Die, Buggars, Die!
After today I can go out into my garden and yank and pull without getting feasted upon myself. And do I ever have a lot of clean up to do. Enough to keep me busy during the long Winter months.
Goodbye to the squash. Surprisingly, my winter squash surged late this year. Very late. I must've planted 6 packets of Butternut and Dutch crookneck back in June and nothing happened with all the rain we got. I was SO disappointed.
Then, about a month ago we noticed a few vines growing with flowers and tiny little squashes on them. Curious, I let them be and waited to see what would happen.
I went out last night and cut them off before they froze.
Four good sized Pennsylvania Dutch Crooknecks. This is a new squash for me. They're still sightly green but I'm going to cook them up and see what happens. I've read that they are similar to Butternuts which I love. I don't know if it's an issue that they're a little green. It might impact the flavor I suppose. We'll see.
After today begins my dreaming of next years garden. How about you? Is everything kaput where you are?