I always pay attention when the weather man says there is going to be a freeze in the hill country but not in the city. We are only 7 miles from downtown, but frequently the coldest spot in the area. So last night I covered and brought in and picked.
I picked all the peppers, squash and tomatoes.
Glad I did.
Some plants, like this Berggarten sage, don't mind the dusting of ice crystals.
But the basil is a different matter. By tonight the leaves on this plant will have turned black.
The bees will no longer want to visit the flowers on this Thai basil plant, which I photographed yesterday afternoon. This weekend I will have my work cut out pulling out all the damaged plants. Winter is finally on the way.