What a beautiful day for the first update of the year. Mid fifties. But the low for Wednesday morning has now been forecast to be 13 degrees. That will really put a hurt on a lot of things. Here are the shots of the back yard cold frames. The wooden frame saw a lot of die off of the Black Seeded Simpson lettuce, and thus a transfer of some lettuce plants I was lucky to get from a neighbor gardener.
Back yard wood frame, 1/1/12
Trex cold frame, 1/1/12
The Trex cold frame is really looking great. And the actual last harvest of 2011 was from this frame, as I went out before dinner to pick one of the Winter Marvel Bibb Lettuce and some other greens for a salad. So that actually trumped the last harvest at the park. The bibb lettuce was oh so good.
Right side Trex frame, 1/1/12
Left side Trex frame, 1/1/12
There is definite growth in the thick stem chinese cabbage from the last update on 12/15/11. The arugula in the bottom left corner is also doing well, and has even grown from a recent picking. There certainly is growth in the veggies, allowing for renewal even with harvesting. I would believe this arugula is the sylvettia type, as it is deeply lobed and has a great kick.