|Six done quickly|
So I tromped over to the park this morning where it was not even 34 degrees yet. Cold, damp, and gray. The little cloches fit nicely over the cabbage starts that had new growth emerging from the previous frost damage. The green plants between the plastic bottles are fava beans. I am gambling that they will stand up to the cold, as supposedly they can be planted in the fall to overwinter.
|English podded peas and tango lettuce, 3/24/11|
The next worry was the newly planted snap peas, the English podded peas, and the Tango lettuce. The plastic sleave used as one of the first instant cold frames for the 2010 winter season was pressed back into temporary service.
Instant protection, to be left on for a few days. The bed of onions that wintered over without protection can be seen in front of the new plastic tunnels. I have been snitching the scallions already. The newly planted Walla Walla onion starts will just have to survive on their own.
Hopefully this is just a short delay before better growing weather. Garden on, George