Fenton Friday: Freeze Alert

I missed checking in last week with a Fenton Friday post as I was at the Turning a New Leaf Conference in Herndon, VA. It was such a nice day at the meeting, that a garden writer friend and I took our lunch break outside the hotel. Little did I know that it would be once of our last chances to do so this year. The arctic front has moved down to our region and several cloudy/rainy days are now followed by frigid temps tonight. This is likely the end of the growing season for the most part.

We dug up some 'Icicle' radishes and 'Purple Top' turnips a few days ago. I saw that my garlic had sent up some green shoots and piked a few last zinnia blooms.

The broccoli under the row cover had grown a bit, but it appears that slugs had snuck under the protective blanket and did some serious damage to the foliage. I applied some organic Sluggo-Plus pellets yesterday and hope that takes care of them.

How is your vegetable garden growing this week?

About Fenton Friday: 
Every Friday during the growing season, I'll be giving you an update on my community garden plot at the Fenton Street Community Garden just across the street from my house. I'm plot #16. It is a 10 ft x 20 ft space and this is our 6th year in the garden. (It opened in May 2011.)

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