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Life after tomato season: @ 17 degrees, how is your garden?

January 4, 2012

I snapped these this morning when it was around 17 or 18 degrees here behind the fence.

A few days from now, once the cold snap passes, I’ll post the same shots to see how things recovered.

Arugula ice sculpture:

Mixed greens on the verge of shattering:

More frozen arugula behind Kale that barely shows the freeze:

Popeye’s favorite:

What is your prediction? Will all recover? Will any recover?

6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2012 6:02 am

    Don’t think the Spinach or Rocket(Aragula) will recover but the Kale will just bounce back. Here in ireland it is very windy and so wet that the land is saturated.

  2. Tucker Lancaster permalink
    January 5, 2012 7:28 am

    I’m in Atlanta, where it only got down to 22, and my turnips did fine. They wilted pretty bad the first cold night, but I put a piece of plywood over their raised bed the next night and they recovered. Hope your veggies do too.

    • January 5, 2012 4:41 pm

      You can see the pvc over the greens bed; I was going to cover with plastic but decided not to “in the name of garden science” after thinking about how the small patch did last year in the cold. At lunch today ( 504unny degrees) most of the leaves showed no sign of the freeze. It appears little or no damage will result.

  3. Sunny permalink
    January 5, 2012 9:58 am

    The kale will be fine. Arugula’s prolly gone, and depends what kind of spinach…

    • January 5, 2012 11:23 am

      Another arugula pessimist… 😦 the spinach should be ok- it is the old standby “Bloomsdale”

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