It's supposed to freeze here tonight (zone5). I've gone and picked the
last of the tomatoes and bell peppers, and cut the tender herbs for
drying. The only thing left is the brussels sprouts. I've read I'm
supposed to harvest them after it freezes. That would be tomorrow
no. many days after first frost, so they have time to develop the
sugars that make them more palatable. same goes for a variety of winter
veggies, including carrots, parsnips, florence fennel, cardoon,
radicchio, kale, collard and cabbage.
They are just much better that way. I don't touch any of these until
Nov. 1. Around here, too, first frost is around Oct. 10, give or take a
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