Then I started pulling out plants, knocking the dirt off, and hauling them off to my compost heap. In one bed I have a cold frame set up over a basil plant and some lettuce. I set up a grow tunnel (similar to the one here, but mine is smaller) over my scallions and another lettuce plant. I covered the tunnel with the 'fleece' that came with it and a blanket over that.
Most of the tomatoes I picked were still green, so I punched holes in some paper bags, put a layer of tomatoes on the bottom, folded the top over and took them down to the basement. I'll probably freeze most of them after they ripen. I also harvested about half a dozen peppers.
After lunch I helped Mom and Dad move one of the Russian Sage plants. It was very hard to get out of the ground - the roots were really strong. I had to break a couple, but I think most of the roots are strong and healthy. It should survive the transplant pretty well. The picture was taken in August when the Sage was a honey bee magnet.
Still on my To-Do-Before-It-Snows-List:
- Get rose cones or other coverings for Mandevilla and Mom's Heather
- Plant more Lettuce and Scallions in cold frame
- Get heavy plastic to help insulate cold frame
- Rake Grandpa and Grandma's leaves, mow over them, and spread on garden beds
- Wrap transplanted Russian Sage and Japanese Maple with burlap
- Plant bulbs
- Install edging around Perennial garden