Lettuce, under a hoop-supported layer of medium weight row cover in the unheated greenhouse, is crisp, colorful, and fresh as daisies. This lettuce mix was planted in October, and some of it cut once in December, and now it's waiting out the winter. Outside low so far: not bad, … [Read more...] about Won’t give in to the cold
Floating row cover, weighed down and made semi-transparent by water, is all that stands between fine young brassica greens and the scourge of the flea beetle. The cover is placed right after seeding, weighed down by rocks every 12.5' feet, briefly rolled back for weeding, and … [Read more...] about Greens, protected!
The covers are off and it's all shades of green! That's about three months, left to their own devices, living through freezing nights, often around -20°C (-4°F), and a low of -32°C (-25.6°F), under a couple of layers of medium-weight row cover, which means, little light (with the … [Read more...] about Post-winter greens
There's official calendar Spring, and then there's spring in the field, that ignores exact dates and goes by the weather, marking winter as over whenever the freezing temperatures end. If today's two-week weather forecast is anything to go by—it is, in this case, when being off … [Read more...] about Spring begins with the weather!
Not your typical postcard sunset, and it's kinda chilly, damp and mucky in here, even as the temperature outside slides down to an overnight -15°C (5°F). But it's all about the greens, tucked under a couple of layers of row cover, maybe not exactly cozy with only ground heat to … [Read more...] about Sundown in the hoophouse