Post Frost Roundup (And It’s Time to Plant the Garlic!)

Well, we finally got a hard frost that killed all the warm weather plants.

That means goodbye to these  plants:

  • tomatoes
  • peppers
  • eggplant
  • basil
  • green beans

But it’s business as usual for these root vegetables, which don’t mind a little cold weather:

  • carrots
  • parsnips
  • radishes

And these plants will hold on for awhile longer:

  • lettuce
  • peas
  • cilantro
  • dill

But right now this feels like my greatest garden accomplishment:


I know it’s not exciting to look at, but this new garlic bed represents the change in season, and a fair amount of work.

This space previously held tomatoes, but when the frost killed those plants I pulled them out and composted them. Then, over the weekend I weeded the bed, and added compost. After that, my husband gave it a couple of passes with a rototiller, and finally, I planted it with garlic.

Yep, garlic is one of the few things you plant in fall. It’s like a bulb. (Or more accurately you could say “It’s, like, a bulb.”)


One response to “Post Frost Roundup (And It’s Time to Plant the Garlic!)

  1. Its a great time to be getting garlic in! By preparing your beds right and getting your feeding and fertilising rotations right, you can ensure you get a good sized bulb from each of those Cloves! Check out my growing guide for my tried and tested method for getting a winter-surviving bushel of garlic from my garden.

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