Urban Basics

Getting back to basics in an urban setting

Its November and still growing Veggies!

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Its mid November and up until last night, have had no frost. Last night we got a cold front and we woke up to frost all over the ground. I had covered up my veggies with plastic but I obviously still have a lot to learn when it comes to growing through the winter. I put the plastic directly over the crops as the wind kept blowing my frame over. So I draped the plastic directly over the plants and tucked it in on all sides and used 2X4’s to hold it in place.
So I know now that its not enough just to drape plastic over the plants. Each leaf that was touching the plastic froze and wilted and died by morning. All the leaves under the larger taller leaves are still OK though. I am still thrilled that here in Savannah Ga, the first frost date was all the way into November on the 13th! I’m thinking I need to keep the plastic off the plant. I will be researching more on cold frames and green house covers so that I can do better next time.
I still have a lot to learn.


Author: stephdt3

My 3 children and I live on 14 acres in Savannah Ga. I have worked hard at turning the property into a thriving, self sufficient homestead. It has been a learning experience and a lot of hard work but its so worth it. I don't understand how our country became so consumer driven. We have lost so much of our production way of life. It is my goal to get back to basics any way that I can. My three children used be so hooked on TV, video games, computers, iphones and ipads. And while they still like those things, they now spend just as much time outside as they do inside. I hope by learning to raise chickens and rabbits, growing gardens, raising goats and riding horses and spending more time outdoors in general, my children will learn to love and appreciate a simpler way of life. I knew nothing about homesteading when I started this journey but I have learned so much and love every minute of it.

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