[From 20-Nov-2013] Cold-grown: Tiny lettuce leaves, crisp, fresh and delicious...and grown oh so slowly, without cover, in the unheated greenhouse, through many freezing nights, some down to -15C. Still a while till it's big enough to harvest, and it was seeded way back at the … [Read more...] about Cold-grown salad
cool season crops
Last night, the greenhouse low was a chilly 5°F (-15°C): the arugula, spending nights under 3-4 layers of floating row cover, still seems to be doing fine. Especially with more extreme transplants like this—a long time in the plug sheet, then an abrupt jump to the harsh … [Read more...] about Arugula under cover
Transplanted the arugula from the end of January into as small a corner of the greenhouse as seemed to make sense, two plants to a plug, about 6" (15cm) apart. There's no space to waste, and these guys, already a long time in trays, will likely be ready too early for market … [Read more...] about Back in the dirt!
Another installment in the snow-covered series: Winterbor kale! I'm so used to rollercoaster weather and the new winters that never really get started, it's kind of a shock to have this much snow for three days in a row in November. And there's no melt-off in sight, with the … [Read more...] about Kale under…snow
A pleasant fall surprise, at least one of two beds of Brussels sprouts (planted over five months ago) has come through! A bed each of Oliver and Jade Cross (hybrids both) received no water and looked mighty stressed and strained for all of the droughtish summer. The recent rains … [Read more...] about Brussels sprouts