The Last Crop of the Year

My last crop - personal photo
@LadyDuck (122362)
Switzerland
October 21, 2017 7:45am CST
The last two days we have seen foggy mornings and cooler nights. The humidity is high and the ground is covered by dead leaves fallen from the trees. This morning I have checked if there were still some vegetables ready to be picked up in the garden. I have found some tomatoes and a few hot peppers, the last of the season. This is a very warm autumn, usually I remove all the plants by the end of September, we are three weeks over the average. If you live in the northern hemisphere, when do you get the first freeze of Fall?
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@rebelann (32431)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Oct
Wow, those look delicious. I doubt my area will suffer a freeze before late December or early January, it is still around 27 or so in the afternoons and around 10 in the early mornings, not really all that cold yet. As you know I do not like cold so hopefully it will stay like this until springtime.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
We usually get our first freeze around mid-November, but it's better to be prepared earlier. Now that I have removed all the veggies, I will close the outside water.
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@rebelann (32431)
• El Paso, Texas
21 Oct
Buurrrr, that just sounds too cold for me @LadyDuck Do you get a lot of rain this time of year?
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
@rebelann No rain at all in October, November is usually more rainy.
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@ilocosboy (33294)
• Philippines
21 Oct
that tomatoes and bell paper really look fresh from the garden. that is so nice you have them harvest before the autumn spoil them. In our place this is the start of planting our vegetables in the backyard.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
It's the end of the season here, I cannot believe I have been able to pick up those residual vegetables.
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@ilocosboy (33294)
• Philippines
21 Oct
and they really look nice and yummy. What do you plan for them, if its in my country, it should be sinigang, they are the best ingredients.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
@ilocosboy We eat the tomatoes raw, in a mixed salad. I will stuff the round hot peppers with tuna and mayo, they are so good.
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@Asylum (47312)
• Manchester, England
21 Oct
So does this mean that there are still a few strands of spaghetti on the trees?
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
I have to check I have not searched the spaghetti tree, but now that I have the tomatoes for the sauce, I should.
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@Asylum (47312)
• Manchester, England
21 Oct
@LadyDuck It seems that you have a bolognaise garden.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
@Asylum I miss the meat to make a Bolognese, I have a Neapolitan garden.
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@amadeo (48067)
• United States
21 Oct
we all ready got our freeze here.We are done.The only thing hanging on is Parsley.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
Parsley does not fear the cold, sometimes I go picking it up when it is covered with snow. Also the sage and the rosemary do not fear the cold.
@amadeo (48067)
• United States
21 Oct
@LadyDuck yes we also have this.
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@TheHorse (52881)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Oct
Do you grow cilantro? I love cilantro!
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• Preston, England
21 Oct
leaves were falling by the end of August here - right now we have another major storm, apparently called Brian - I'd love to find out who gets to name these things here
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
I have read about the storm, it seems it will bring bad weather all over Europe. It's a strange year, also our leaves started falling in August, they were still green.
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• Preston, England
21 Oct
@LadyDuck yes we lost quite a few before they went brown too
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@TheHorse (52881)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Oct
I wonder about that too.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
21 Oct
How great to grow your own veges. We don't usually get any frosts in my area until November. I've been raking up the leaves again today - seems a never ending job.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
We also expect the first frosts by mid-November. Raking leaves is a never ending job.
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@Shiva49 (9688)
• Singapore
21 Oct
Lovely produce indeed. Rainy season mostly in Asia now and later colder weather - siva
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
Thank you, I had less tomatoes this year, weird season.
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@TheHorse (52881)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Oct
What are people planting there at this time of year?
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
@TheHorse Where I live or where @Shiva49 lives? Here right now only potatoes, cabbages, kale, spinach. Not a lot.
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• United States
21 Oct
The little green peppers look so cute! In our weather, we plant year-round, but I don't plant anything personally. Just my parents' do.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
When it is this time of the year I tell to my husband that I am not going to plant again, but then I like too much to see my vegetables grow.
• United States
22 Oct
@LadyDuck It's a success to see vegetables grow and then harvest them!
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
@infatuatedbby You are right, it's a great satisfaction.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
22 Oct
I can't relate because we we don't have autumn , fall and winter. Athough, at summer, vegetables, fruits and flowers abound. Your veggies are so fresh. I envy you for having a garden with veggies like that.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
A vegetable garden is a lot of work, but it's also a source of satisfaction.
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@SIMPLYD (75375)
• Philippines
22 Oct
@LadyDuck Actually , for me any kind of gardening is really a lot of work. But I admire a garden be it veggies or flowers . I just don't like to garden.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
@SIMPLYD It's a hard work, but I like to garden, it's a good exercise.
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@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
21 Oct
We have a very warm autumn too. Perennials I have already cut down are sprouting and blooming again. The first freeze here usually occurs at the end of October or in November.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
We usually had the first freeze at the same time, this year is incredibly warm. It rains from last night, may be the unusual warm weather is over.
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@TheHorse (52881)
• Pleasant Hill, California
22 Oct
A bit later here.
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@alberello75 (13182)
• Genova, Italy
22 Oct
That the climate in the last decades has changed, well this is now a certainty. I live in the Northern hemisphere, we are almost at the end of October. My father pointed out that, here in Genova, it is practically a whole year, which does not rain intensely! Speaking of temperatures, it doesn't seem to be October. Typical September weather. At moments, we leave home almost in short sleeves! Barzelletta: I Preti non devono impiccarsi.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
You are right, this is not the right temperature for October, here it should be cold, but it's not. It rained for a few hours from Saturday night until about 11 this morning, now it's sunny again. Nice barzelletta
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@alberello75 (13182)
• Genova, Italy
22 Oct
@LadyDuck Blame by the human being if on Earth we have abnormal temperatures, and natural disasters. We are continuing to destroy the "CREATO". Makes us pay! and to High price! When ever, will we understand?
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
@alberello75 I fear that we will never understand. I wonder how many years from now we will have no more fresh water to drink.
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@Marty1 (26793)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
22 Oct
I am not sure as it seems i think I am the only one who had a frost last Monday morning. I asked others, and they didn't seem to think they had one. It comes in think in my area sometime in the end of October Your vegetables look yummy! It just shows besides being a great cook you are a superb gardener. It has been warm since then.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
This year is warmer, we usually have our first frost late in October. I like to work in my garden. It's such a great satisfaction to plant your seeds and see the vegetables grow.
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@Marty1 (26793)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Oct
@LadyDuck it was warmer here too. Supposed to get a lot colder by tuesday. Now we are spring temperatures last couple of weeks. I don't garden as i would forget to water them
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
@Marty1 No, you would not forget to water the vegetables, I am sure. How is Onyx? I hope you are both well.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
23 Oct
Your home grown vegetables look very nice. We don't grow vegetables at home, due to lack of space and we generally source if from the market.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
I have not a big vegetable garden, but it is enough to have fresh herbs all the year round and tomatoes, zucchini, peppers and lettuce from May to October.
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@dpk262006 (54812)
• Delhi, India
24 Oct
@LadyDuck Even if it is a small garden, you could get herbs of your choice and that too fresh from your garden.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
24 Oct
@dpk262006 Yes, I have many herbs and most of them are perennial.
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@much2say (35424)
• United States
21 Oct
These are little garden beauties ! We have a very warm autumn - next week we are supposed to go to triple digit heat again! So no freeze in sight - we never see an actual freeze.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
We are all surprised by the warm weather, this is uncommon for this time of the year. May be tomorrow is going to rain and (may be) this will be the start of colder days.
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@much2say (35424)
• United States
22 Oct
@LadyDuck At times it has been warm here all the way through December! Last year we hit with rains - and that was surprising. It will be interesting to hear how all our winters will be. What will you be doing with the last of your harvest?
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
@much2say Usually October is colder here, I remember that sometimes, back in the 70's, it snowed at the end of October. We eat the tomatoes raw in salads. I stuff the round peppers with tuna and mayo, the long one will go into a curry.
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@just4him (92308)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Oct
I'm glad you're able to get some vegetables from your garden. Usually by late October early November we get the first freeze. Since we're still in the 60's, it could be well into November before that happens, though we are finally starting to feel some cooler weather.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
I expected cold weather by mid-October, but it's still very warm. Surely the temperature will drop beginning November. It has to drop, we also need the cold to kill the bugs.
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@just4him (92308)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Oct
@LadyDuck Yes, we do. I think they never went away last year. It was a warm winter and colds and flu flourished here. So getting some colder temps would be wonderful. I did see a weather report for an expected cold winter. I hope it comes about.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
24 Oct
@just4him According to an old time local saying, as we had a very hot first of August, winter should be cold.
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@vandana7 (57514)
• India
9 Nov
We never freeze..lol. I live in a hot city. In summers it is about 44 degrees Celsius. In winters, I don't think it drops below 10 degrees celsius.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
9 Nov
When we lived in Monte-Carlo winters were warm and pleasant, we also never dropped below 10/12. Here it's another matter.
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@vandana7 (57514)
• India
10 Nov
@LadyDuck .. What about summers there?
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
10 Nov
@vandana7 Monte-Carlo is on the Mediterranean sea, summer was hot, but not extremely hot. At most we could reach 30 degrees Celsius.
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@JustBhem (22555)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Oct
We don't have that kind of weather and those vegetables are fresh.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
I know you only have two seasons. It's usually colder here in October, when I was young it snowed in October here.
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@JustBhem (22555)
• Davao, Philippines
22 Oct
@LadyDuck It's a mixture of Hot and Cold during the night.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
@JustBhem Today is definitely colder.
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@RubyHawk (21393)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Oct
Your fresh veggies looks delicious. My sister cleaned her garden out a week or so ago, preparing it for next years planting.l believe she said she still had green tomatoes.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
I have removed the tomato plants and the green tomatoes are inside a paper bag in the greenhouse, may be they will turn red.
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@RubyHawk (21393)
• Atlanta, Georgia
22 Oct
@LadyDuck Then you'll still have home grown tomatoes for awhile. Store bought never tastes as good.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
@RubyHawk We will consume our last tomatoes within the end of the month, then it will be store tomatoes.
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct
According to some websites I looked up, where I live usually gets its first freeze around the end of November. Which must be some kind of a joke, because I can't remember ever getting a freeze in November. We barely get them in December.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
I went to Florida many times in November, but I never had cold weather. I remember very cold days in Miami at the end of December.
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
23 Oct
@LadyDuck When I was growing up in south Florida, it would always cool down in December, and then we would have really cold months in January and February. Now, it doesn't even get cold down there anymore. It barely gets cold up here in north Florida any more. There is no question that climate change has affected our weather, at least here in Florida. Either that, or we coincidentally have had many years in a row of unseasonably warm weather. Apparently, the long-term forecast for winter this year is another warm one. Sigh.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
@moffittjc The only place in Florida I found cold in February was the Panhandle (Panama City Beach and Pensacola), but usually only in the morning, it warmed up during the day.
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@1hopefulman (20372)
• Canada
21 Oct
Nice little last crop! We have had a couple of frost warnings and I have brought all my plants that I had on the balcony inside.
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
22 Oct
It's raining today, the temperature is dropping, it's time to put inside the greenhouse my potted plants.
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@1hopefulman (20372)
• Canada
22 Oct
@LadyDuck It's time!
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
23 Oct
@1hopefulman It's cold this morning, a strong wind from north.
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