a few more nice days :)

felt good to be outside with some sunshine and it warm enough to raise a sweat when digging and mixing some wood ashes in a garden so i can get some garlic
planted in there this week.
after that i got back to the ditch/pallet project and finished getting that ready for the drain tubes i will pull out of another garden. one project always is a chain reaction around here... :) i still have a lot of pallets to deal with, but for the moment they are not in the way. the large chunks of concrete i have some nice slabs i can use for yet another project (next year).
we did get some peppers picked the other day even if we did have a few hard frosts they were protected enough by the foliage to not suffer too much damage. i think those will be turned into some chili eventually.
tomorrow a good chance of rain so i may either be breaking up garlic and planting, washing windows or sorting beans or cleaning up some inside. this time of the year i'm usually putting off all cleaning i can because the dust/dirt from beaning, but i better make a small effort to get some of it off the floor before i start to hear grumbles from the management. haha... i'm surprised she hasn't mentioned it yet actually, when it gets to dust- bunny stage it begins to bother even me.
just a few beans here or there left to pick as the hard frosts did finally stop even the plants i was thinking might have some more tolerance for frost. well, at least that answered that question.
i hope everyone is having a nice fall season and able to get ready for the cooler weather.
songbird
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On Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 9:41:31 PM UTC-4, songbird wrote:

Our overnight temperature dipped into the upper 30's the other night with f rost warnings, so I brought all the citrus trees into the greenhouse and my wife took cuttings from the coleus plants out back. The frost didn't get t his far south; our temperatures are more moderate this time of year because we're only a few miles in from the Chesapeake Bay, which is still relative ly warm.
We finally got some rain after a long dry spell. Looks like on-and-off show ers for the next few weeks so I'll have to do any outdoor work on the dry d ays.
Paul
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Pavel314 wrote: ...

that would be nice to even have a greenhouse but for us here it would cost so much to keep it warm enough that the most i could see it being used for would be a few week season extender on each end and i'm just not looking for any more work by the time the season is done i'm ready for it to be done. :)

it has been fairly wet here this entire season. if we get three days in a row without rain that has been unusual.
i did get the garlic planted this morning after breaking up the bulbs i had. i also shipped a box off to a place that will grow it for distribution to others so i'm hoping they'll be successful in getting it out there. it's a strong garlic that stands up to the cold here without having to baby it at all. even does ok in our mostly clay amended garden soils if i perch it a bit.
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