Hard Freeze, Day 4
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
We watered, covered and pulled potted plants and trees under our porch to no avail. The low teen temperatures at night killed all of our tomato plants; even the yellow plum. The eggplant looks very woebegone but may have life in the roots. All of our pepper plants bit the dust. The fruit trees really took a beating.
Just before the hard freeze was to take place, I went out and picked the last of the tomatoes. A hand full of yellow, one beautiful beefsteak (the only one we ever got) and 4 plum tomatoes are just starting to ripen on my window sill.
Day time temperatures are supposed to go back up to the upper 60's and low 70's later this week. I am going to give my plants time to see if they come back before I give up totally on them.
The seed catalogs have all arrived and am intrigued with the corn that grows in containers. Might just have to give it a shot. Come on springtime!