The vegetable garden has been hit by a killing frost. It has actually been a long time coming for my area, we usually receive a hard frost near the end of September so we have been lucky this year. After the frost there is very little variety left in the garden with brussels sprouts, broccoli, beets, radishes and a few hardy herbs being the only things left.
I spent the afternoon cleaning up the plants hit by frost and doing some clean up in the perennial borders. I miss the summer garden but it will be nice to have a reprieve from the majority of garden chores until next spring.
I have found a window to use for the cold frame I am wanting to build. I ended finding a double glazed window that is 2'x3' at the ReStore. The ReStore is a nonprofit store that sells used/donated building materials and the proceeds are used to build low income housing. I have not made up my mind what plans I am going to use. I have two plans: The first is for a cold frame that will fold up via hinges. The second one is for a cold frame made of plywood that is fastened together with metal brackets & bolts which then can be dismantled for storage. I will have to figure what I am doing soon or it may be to late to even use a cold frame.
I will end with a series of photos from the beginning of the vegetable garden this spring to fall:
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