Cold Frames Now Paying Off


Thanks to the two small cold frames I built last fall and the fact that I nursed some small romaine and spinach plants along this late winter, I now have all I can eat! Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. I do have a good supply to help augment my occasional iceberg lettuce purchases at the local grocery. Today I harvested about 56 grams (2 ounces) of a combination of plant leaves this morning which will be more than enough for a couple of salads. In addition, my small romaine transplants (I think there are seven of these) are now in some empty spaces in both cold frames and are doing well. These guys will be ready to harvest by sometime next month. While I was out there this morning I also planted some radish seed here and there. Where ever I had a little space. They should germinate and be ready for harvest in about thirty days. So, one bottom line to having some cold frames around is that they offer a bit of a buffer. You get a supply of early green while the main beds are still lying fallow. I am hoping to begin planting out back sometime in the next week or so depending on the weather.

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who currently resides in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy blogging and politics. I received my degree from SIU majoring in Biology in 1972 and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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  1. Pingback: Say Yes to an Early Spring Salad! « Forsythkid's Blog

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