You had one job!


I have good news and bad news. The good news is that garlic and basil are cold hardy. The bad news is that zucchini and cilantro are not.

Last week, the glorious sun shown down and warmed our little valley to a comfortable 65 degrees. I thought that on such a fabulous day I’d leave my plants outside to soak in the natural light and harden up against the wind. Then I went to work.

I’ve lived here for 5 years. I should have known better.

By the end of the day, a storm had blown in with a chilly rain, and the temperature dropped to around 29 degrees.
Zucchini and cilantro are dead.


Zucchini is the one thing I’ve been trying to grow the past two years.

I had one job!

The good news is that planting season is coming up in the next two weeks, so I’m not out of the game yet. I also have amazing friends who have already donated to my garden venture. They include a heating mat, pots, soil, seeds, and a garden plot. I just need winter and spring to get along and work it out.

– Erica




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