We got our first freeze warning of the season last night, so after spending much of the day (Sunday, November 2nd) fighting the wind gusts while mulching with leaves, we picked the remaining warm weather vegetables.
We got a lot of peppers, some pole beans, one (tiny) eggplant, and one okra. We also pulled some carrots, which like kale can handle cold weather and thus could stay in the garden longer. The pepper at the top left in the photo is half red, half green. The red part was facing away from the sun when it was on the plant.
We could have covered the tender vegetable plants to protect them from the cold, but I’ve tried that in the past and not really gotten anything more from them. The cool weather and shorter days of this time of year probably limit what they can produce. We did throw a sheet over the okra, which have several small pods, but I doubt if they’ll grow.
As it turned out, there was no frost last night.