Feral Biologist is a nickname given to me by a friend while I was in graduate school. I teach General Biology and Environmental Science at a community college in Central Texas. At home I like to grow my own food, save my own seeds, cook the food I grow, and appreciate the wild plants an animals I share my habitat with.
Just as predicted, November 26 was our first freeze, and we're supposed to get another one tonight. Winter is officially here.
Here's what my poor squashes looked like the morning after. They were all squishy from ice crystals bursting all their cells. Well, they had a good run.
I was surprised that my okra and jalapeno peppers survived, though. They had some damage to certain branches, but the main plants look like they're still alive. A few more frosts should finish them off. I did once get some Habaneros to survive the whole winter by protecting them with lots of mulch and a blanket, but I think I'm too lazy to do that this year with the jalapenos.