Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I Think I'm Going to Cry

The weather report told us it was going to get down to around 38-40 degrees last night with some wind which told us we didn't have to worry about our garden. We could have left the sprinklers going and might have saved it. We woke up to the radio alarm clock this morning with the guy saying "it's 33 degrees out right now" and we both said "CRAP!" at the same time. The whole entire garden is gone! Totally frozen/burnt. Well except for the radishes and carrots. The tomato and pepper seedlings we just planted along with all of the seeds that had sprouted .... it's all gone.

The tomatoes in my earth boxes are about half burnt. The outer leaves are definitely goners but the stem and inner leaves seem to have survived. Not sure if they will recover or not. The peppers don't look so good and only one of the little sprouts survived. This is the first time i've successfully sprouted sweet pepper seeds. Ugh! I was really excited too because the seeds were from a pack of sweet pepper seeds that included purple, yellow, red and orange so I was really looking forward to seeing what they turned out to be. :(

I guess we'll be able to tell in the next few days if anything will come back but i'm not holding my breath. Excuse me while I go have a major pout session.


  1. oh; sorry. a frost frogged garden; time to replant.

    marie in gainesville

  2. how can it be 33 degrees there and 70 here in CNY??!! my mom told me it was snowing in GA the other day. i think the world might be coming to an end...