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Queen of Winter Harvests

Tuesday, 26 Jan 10 Snow 1°C / 34°F

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Yesterday we had unseasonally warm temperatures (10 degrees C when it is typically -10 to -20!) and most of the snow has melted. As a result, my coldframe is once again visible and accessible. I had left my min/max thermometer in there and much to my surprise the minimum temperature was only -8 (quite impressive considering we’ve had many days in the -20s.) And, the ‘Regal’ and ‘Longstanding Bloomsdale’ Spinach look as happy as they do in the spring!!!

So, I picked spinach and we’re going to have it for salad tonight. This is by far the latest (or earliest?) harvest I have ever had from outside. One of the items on this summer’s agenda will be to build another coldframe. Fresh vegetables from outside at this time of year sure is a novelty!


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Day 119

Spinach 'Regal'

Spinacia oleracea

Harvesting 1.0 x cup
Day 119

Spinach 'Long Standing Bloomsdale'

Spinacia oleracea

Harvesting 3.0 x cup

Cold Frame Greens Fall 2009 garden


  • Pink_Lady

    Pink_Lady wrote:

    Here’s to global warming!!! :-)

    Posted on 27 Jan 10 (over 5 years ago)

  • ceae

    ceae wrote:

    Awesome! I want a cold frame too!
    Did you build it, buy it, or was it there when you moved in?

    Posted on 27 Jan 10 (over 5 years ago)

  • HazelJ

    HazelJ wrote:

    I built the cold fram last spring. It’s small — about 3 feet by 2 feet. I brought it with me when we moved.

    Posted on 28 Jan 10 (over 5 years ago)

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