Brrr! Things are chilly in Florida these days! No snow, although I swear I saw flurries last weekend. It wasn't raining, exactly, but it was misting and I saw little moisture bits floating and blowing around. They weren't falling, that's for sure.
Meanwhile, a second set of hard freeze nights has arrived, which is a big deal here. The more tropical aspects of our vegetation simply can't take it. There are sure to be a lot of brown banana plants and puddled scheffleras soon.
I put sheets over the garden plot, prompting C.S. to inquire whether I was hiding a body under there.
This spate of cold weather comes smack in the middle of our good growing season, so it is rather a drag. Fortunately, no damage yet (touch wood). The sunflowers have buds on them, and the lettuce is happy.
The freeze has been hard on my neighbors' tomatoes, though. The Yankee in me thinks this is a shame, not that I would know what to do with unripe tomatoes. But abandoning them to freeze and rot just seems wrong.
Other neighbors have been successful with the plants that like cold weather. The broccoli and cabbages are going great guns. Stay tuned for a whole separate post on the exuberance of peas. I'm taking notes for next year.