The days are getting shorter, and the temps are nudging down despite the occasional warm and humid day.

The kitchen garden is still overflowing with the herbs, some late tomatoes and monstrous basil.  This weekend will see the removal of the tomatoes, at least half the basil (stay tuned for how I put them up for the winter), planting of lettuce and re-installation of the hoop house that I made way back in April. we’ll see how late we can keep things going.










There are a few tricks that I plan on trying including full water bottles painted black to release heat during cold nights. It’s an experiment, and I have no idea what to expect. The high/low thermometer should help us keep track, and if it fails all I’m out is a packet of seeds! Seems like a good deal for me!

Until next time, Keep Digging & Eat Well!

The Gastronomic Gardener