Yesterday, we finished preparing our community garden plots for the winter. We probably won't get a killing frost until Thursday morning, but, per the rules of our garden, the last gardening day is October 27 (frost or not). Some community gardens allow you to keep plants there all year round (for example, allowing you to grow perennials); ours doesn't.
Fences had to be taken down, sunflower stalks had to be stomped to the ground, and produce had to be picked. Debris had to be put in dumpsters.
Today, its the turn of the small garden at our house. We have a garden in our front yard - mostly flowers but a couple of food plants (basil, a pepper.)
The focus today was on our basil. We had both taken today off from our jobs for a trip that ended up not happening. But instead, we lucked into what might be the warmest day of the rest of the year.
In the front yard, we had our Italian basil.
I sat out in the back yard, in our 60 degree (and breezy) weather, stripping off the leaves. This was te view from my tiny porch.
Then, into the ice cube trays they went.
Spouse will use this for various purposes, including flavoring tomato sauce. We don't do much with pesto, but I will wish I had fresh basil leaves for a nice tomato/fresh mozzarella salad.
I'll be dreaming of that salad until next summer.
How did you spend today? I hope it was a beautiful one for you, too.