Rapid-fire Cold Weather Prep

With the low temperature for tonight at 34 degrees Fahrenheit, today at our workday we switched our plans of pulling up the tomatoes to building row covers and the cover of our cold frame instead.  Row covers and cold frames are techniques that gardeners and farmers use to extend the growing season of plants.  These techniques capture the heat from the sun and keep the plants and soil under them warm enough so that they will continue to grow.  They work well for cold-weather plants like cabbage, lettuce, spinach, carrots, and beets.

Row Covers over the Swiss Chard, Kale, Cabbage, Turnips, and Radishes

Today we covered six beds with Frost Guard, a type of synthetic cloth used as row cover.  We also built a cover for our cold frame.  Thanks to everyone who came and helped out today!

Today’s Harvest: Swiss Chard, Green Tomatoes, Beans, Peppers, and a couple Radishes

We will continue to have workdays on Friday afternoons from 12-2pm, so be sure to stop by if you can’t make our Monday evening workday!


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