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
Transplanting lettuce into the unheated greenhouse, filling it out in small sections to work around wetter areas. The seedlings, waiting for drier conditions, stayed a couple of weeks longer in trays than ideal—now they're a little floppy and stretched, but I'm confident they'll … [Read more...] about Transplanting: tiny sections
Yesterday's harvest that went to today's farmers' market, my earliest market start by almost two months! From the unheated greenhouse: kale, green and red mustard, and lettuce mix times two. Harvest conditions: -2°C outside, a perfect-working-weather 10°C inside. At the end, the … [Read more...] about First winter harvest
This bowl of lettuces and kale is the first cut of spring, taken from the unheated greenhouse while snow flurries whip around outside. With the help of 6 mils of plastic and some row cover, the salad easily survived three months of winter, with temperatures that went down to … [Read more...] about Winter salad
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!