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Life after 12?

December 18, 2010

Is there life after 12 degrees?

The first cold wave has come and gone now so I peeled the plastic covers back and did a damage survey.

The good news is that there wasn’t any, or more accurately there was very little cold damage. The lettuces all survived BUT some leaves on the plants towards the end of the mini-tunnel suffered some freeze damage. This didn’t surprise me since the air flow is minimal underneath and the more modest heat source (a 100 watt incandescent) was much closer to the other end.

Lettuce: Excellent condition

Spinach :

Chard

Kai-lan (Chinese kale):

The cauliflower did just fine and I harvested this modest one tonight (couldn’t wait any longer):

Brussel sprouts are nubbing up:

And a bowl of winter garden goodness:

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Neville permalink
    December 20, 2010 10:18 am

    Makes me hungry for salad!

    • December 22, 2010 8:48 am

      You’re in luck.

      It looks like there will be plenty for Saturday

      😉

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