Yesterday was a very sad day at Mistik Acres. We returned home from a holiday weekend to find rotten tomatoes in our garage. The late blight hit the tomato harvest. The picture we posted a few days ago of the tomatoes, is now but a few tubs. We really aren't expecting these will survive either, but you never know. As the saying goes there is always next year.
Jack Frost hit pretty hard on the weekend. Pretty much everything froze. There are a few flowers that may be available to cut for Saturday's market. The root crops will be sweeter now with the touch of frost. We will be digging leeks, carrots, beets, parsnips and rutabagas for Saturday. We will also have our peppers (green and hot), onions and gourds for sale.
We have posted a picture of the hanging amaranthus or Love Lies Bleeding and a sunflower head being enjoyed by our resident chickadees.