So the week before last, I showed you pictures of things blooming in and around my yard.
Then last week over night on Tuesday; we had a Spring freeze.
I'm kind of feeling like a Sustainability FAILURE!
I showed you one of my Wisteria bushes.
This is what it looked like by mid afternoon; after the freeze.
Brown and yucky. Still pretty fragrant over the next day or so... but definitely frost bitten.
I don't think Wisteria is something for the diet...but still, I felt sorry to lose those blooms so early.
This plant brings the POLLINATORS and LOTS of them. So still... a loss.
While it is brown and there were still some purple petals on the bush... it was still pretty even in it's frost bitten state.
The other thing I showed you were my potatoes.
They weren't huge yet...but the were just getting started good!
See all the brown spots below?
Yep. Frost bitten potatoes.
We were going to EAT THOSE potatoes!!!
This grape vine also was frost bitten.
I didn't get a picture of the Corn. However, it did somehow survive.
I hope to show you a picture of our corn later in the week.
I still have a lot to learn about sustainability, homesteading...and prioritizing.
Oh, and weather watching--apparently there is something to be said about the Old men at the Gas Station sitting around the diner, drinking coffee and talking about the weather.
Other thing I noticed frost bitten were the tender new leaves on the fig tree! That is a hardy and well established tree, the larger leaves that had been there longer are still going strong. I expect the fig crop to do fine. Our new apple trees survived too. I attribute that to the good soaking the roots had previously gotten.
*Update...already! These pictures are a week old, so this morning after posting, working in the yard, I noticed almost every brown spot where there had been a potato plant...there is green!
Do I need to till it under and start over? Looks like NO. :)Do you think the grapes will come back? Still not sure about the grapes.
I've got a little bit of research to do on these matters.
Any ideas and suggestions... GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Draw near unto God and He will draw near unto you. ~James 4:8