I saw a weather alert on my phone when I woke up this morning. There's a chance of frost tonight. The temperature right now (7:30-ish) is 52 – and that's the predicted high for the day.
You know what the first frost means, don't you?
I still have some in the freezer from last year, and it doesn't hurt horseradish root to stay in the ground, so I'm not planning to process any tomorrow.
But I could!
I planted some in the herb bed – which will, next year, be a flower bed (I hope!) – and when I mowed everything down a couple weeks ago, the horseradish (and lemon balm and onions) popped right back up. Along with some reseeded cilantro, which was a pleasant surprise.
Fortunately this first frost is not the beginning of cold weather. The 10-day forecast is for pleasant weather with moderate high temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s.
Pretty perfect, in my opinion.