Eventually, one can obviously neither rely on banks nor on weather forecasts.
Both DMI and Yr had "promised" that the local night temperature would not fall below 3-4 °, after which you get up at 06 to -1.7 ° at a height of 2 meters.
I had not protected the lettuce plants in the manure bank, so of course they were frozen frozen.
Normally, relatively mature lettuce heads are not able to handle quite a lot of frost (I am not quite aware of where the border goes), but I tried a rescue method, which often tends to work on eg potato tops, which get night frost in the spring: a jug of cold water from the water barrel.
In any case, a few hours later it can be stated that the salads have apparently not been damaged.
The last free-range tomatoes, on the other hand, were beyond any rescue operation. Unfortunately, the leaves were deeply damaged.
On the other hand, I have never researched what the fruits themselves can handle. There are some left that have started to change color little by little - they must now be picked and spread on a table, and then it will become clear how many end up being usable in one way or another.
Written by Peter Norris, November 4, 2018