Mother Nature? Maybe she got a cocklebur under her sweater!
We’re rolling along with highs in the upper 70’s and lows in the upper 40’s or low 50’s and I look at the weather forecast and Monday, our high is in the upper 40’s and our low . . 18º. Tuesday’s night low will be 18º. Then, back to the same temps we’d been having. That’s probably low enough to damage the mustard greens and lettuce since they haven’t been hardened by cold nights.
This afternoon we picked about half a row of mustard and a few beets for a roasted beet salad.
Every time I’ve raised mustard greens, when it’s time to put them up, I wonder if it’s worth the effort. A whole 5 gallon bucket of mustard greens, stems trimmed and rinsed 5 or 6 times to remove the grit, amounted to three packages of greens for the freezer. I’ll put up more tomorrow, hopefully 6 or 8 packages and then do more on Sunday and hope for the best. If we can get through those two nights, I should have at least two more weeks of growing season . . but it all depends on whether it really gets that cold on Monday and Tuesday night.
Mother Nature always calls the shots . . no matter what I do, my gardening is at the mercy of the weather.