Frost Warning

Karl harvesting pan di zucchero by lantern light

We’re expecting a heavy frost tonight. Rather than wait until late morning for the crops to thaw out, we began harvesting this evening. The fancy light system is a Coleman propane lantern on an upside down 5 gallon bucket – it throws light a lot further than you might imagine. With two lanterns I think we could have worked a whole row at a time without having to more them.

The more tender vegetables are covered with floating row covers to protect them from the frost. In windy weather these tend to lift no matter how much we weight them down, but it is quite still outside and the forecast isn’t calling for high winds.

Karl tucking the row covers in

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