While planting and growing vegetables is fun as well as productive, the end of gardening season eventually rolls around and steps must be taken to prepare a garden for the first freeze. Proper preparations can not only extend your season slightly but can also make next season's garden even better. Some plants, such as Basil, are extremely sensitive to frost with the leaves immediately turning black. With plants which are this sensitive the first step is to determine whether they should be transferred indoors for continued growth, or completely harvested and preserved in some manner. For instance, Basil can either be continued indoors under a lamp or the leaves can be harvested and made into something like pesto, which can then be refrigerated and enjoyed for a period of time.