This past week has brought some colder weather to NC. At my house, we dipped below freezing (28F) for the first time on Oct 30. Presently, I still have some hot and sweet peppers, brussel sprouts, and basil from summer in the garden.
The brief cold spell didn't bother the peppers or sprouts; however, the basil experienced damage as a result. (Note to self: harvest all basil before any chance of frost!)
My fall crops are doing well! I direct sowed the seeds a little later than I had planned (mid-September), but I'll be enjoying lettuce and tatsoi any day now.
Fall crop - Tatsoi
The cool weather has also brought new life to the marigolds that I planted in the garden in spring.
Marigolds in fall.
And drum roll please... Three of our five chickens started laying over the last week! (We got them as chicks on May 1.) So far we've had a dozen eggs. I love the variety of eggs that we get from our mixed flock.