Thursday, I heard it was supposed to freeze overnight so I went ahead and harvested the moringa leaves that were big enough for tea. I rinsed them off and laid them out to dry. (When I have longer branches, I hang them to dry.)
It didn't freeze that night.
But it snowed yesterday!
So our moringa survived to live another day. I went ahead and grabbed a handful to add to some left-over moringa and chayote soup. The hot soup warmed me right up.
|Deep watering stunted moringa in basin.
It was a good thing that I harvested the leaves, because I woke up to a frosty 28 degrees this morning! It's COLD!
|Overflow from our cistern was frozen.
Though...I am trying another experiment... (I never learn!) In past years I wrapped insulation around the bottom of the trunks to protect them from freezing. This year I decided not to since moisture had gotten trapped under it. And it's supposed to rain soon. So cross your fingers.
Harvesting and Prepping My Winter Garden for the Freeze