Posted on 2023-10-292023-10-2910/29/2023 first freeze forecast tonight So, in spite of rain all day and temperatures in the 30s F, I went out and cut all the plants. That’s the giant pile of cut basil on an overflowing Rubbermaid tub and assorted cut off pepper plants nearby. The rest of the day was getting basil leaves off the stems. The basil stems were so big I had to use the loppers to cut them at the base. 3608 grams of basil leaves. This is 7.95 pounds. Yes, we did tare the tub weight. Yes, it is a lot of basil. No, I don’t even know what’s going to happen. Leafhopper True bug nymph Jumping spider Praying mantis We had several little friends come in on the basil. All were released back into the shelter of adjacent plants outside.