I woke up at 5:30 this morning and looked out the window…only to see a light white coating of frost on the grass.

Of course. Just when it was starting to look like spring…and of course I put the tomatoes and eggplant in the garden last weekend. Chris said he lost two of his tomatoes from the frost…all of mine still look just fine. (I actually pulled a couple of flowers off of one of my San Marzano Roma tomatoes this morning!) ┬áThe eggplants suffered a bit of leaf damage, but it looks like they will pull through as well.

I finished one complete raised bed this afternoon and planted the whole thing with hot peppers. I have some Purira Peppers and Czechoslovokian Black Peppers this year that I grew from seeds I saved in 2006! I was not expecting them to germinate (most didn’t), but I’m excited to see if they produce this summer.

Obligatory blog post picture:

King of the North Grapevine

This is a King of the North Grapevine planted on one of the trellises in my garden. We ordered more than 100 vines from Great River Vineyard in 2010. Most of them are planted on our fence for privacy, but I put a few of the better varieties in the garden as well. I’ve read it takes three years for grapevines to take off (first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap!) – this will be their third year so I have great hopes for them!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Holiday weekend!

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